Rugby League Today: From Bradford to Iraq, Schofield blasts Bennett and Hodgson & World Cup draw delay

What’s on site

Ben Westwood to France? That’s just one of the bits of gossip in this week’s Off the Record column.

Will the world take notice of Super League now Toronto have signed Sonny Bill Williams? Watch Brian McDermott’s explosive interview at last week’s press conference.

After our trip to the French Magic Weekend, we run through 13 familiar faces that played across the two days.

The draw for the 2021 World Cup, due to be held next Wednesday, has been delayed until January.

French clubs are keen to make a return to the Challenge Cup.

What’s on social

Wouldn’t hold your breath.

Good feature on Keegan Hirst.

Keep an eye out for this article very soon.

Blimey.

What’s in the papers

An incredible feature in The Mirror on former Warrington and Bradford man Matty Blythe, who has spent the last two years helping to clear dangerous ISIS areas in Iraq.

Former Great Britain international Garry Schofield has slammed the performances of Josh Hodgson on the Lions tour, as well as taking aim at under fire coach Wayne Bennett.

Birthdays

Widnes half-back Danny Craven turns 28 today (November 21st).

Also celebrating: former Hull and Gateshead man Tony Grimaldi (45)

Trivia

The 2021 World Cup will be the sixth time England has hosted games at the tournament.

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