Rugby League Today: Gale suffers setback, new deals galore & Mossop on retirement

Luke Gale in action for Leeds

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league…

What’s on site

Paper Talk: England to play France as homegrown talent comes to the fore.

Toulouse make move to further pathway as clubs start to make first signings.

Brits Down Under: Burgess’ Bunnies secure record win & Elliott Whitehead impressive in defeat.

James Maloney to leave Catalans at the end of 2021.

One-club man Adam Milner signs new Castleford deal.

What’s in the papers

Dominance of Catalans and Toulouse drives rugby league to wider audience. (The Guardian)

Lee Mossop on retirement, highlights – and plans to own chain of coffee shops. (Wigan Today)

Konrad Hurrell set to receive crucial injury news as Luke Gale setback confirmed. (Leeds Live)

George Williams reveals UK return rush after swapping the NRL for Warrington. (The Sun)

St Helens coach Kristian Woolf cals for NRL rule on stoppages. (St Helens Star)

What’s on social

Wakefield have signed Tom Lineham for 2022.

Sky Sports News announced Jake Connor’s contract extension with Hull yesterday.

Super League’s ‘Rival Round’ is approaching.

What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Show – BBC Two (1pm)

Birthdays

New Zealand international Dallin Watene-Zelezniak turns 26 today (August 17).

Also celebrating; Toulouse favourite Johnathon Ford (32), Featherstone prop Jack Bussey (29), New Zealand international Esan Marsters (25) and Catalans centre Arthur Romano (24).

Trivia

Castleford forward Jesse Sene-Lefao made his 150th career appearance in last Thursday’s win at St Helens.

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