Rugby League Today: Garbutt injury concerns, Leeds relieved over damages & Bullock boosts Wigan

Drew Darbyshire

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

The latest ‘paper talk’ is out now. Chase Stanley boosts Toronto, Ratu Naulago attracts interest and Israel Folau backed to thrive.

Wakefield’s postponed match against Catalans has been moved to a later date.

Sonny Bill Williams has told Toronto fans to stick by his side after back-to-back defeats in Super League.

Editor James Gordon has penned this week’s column. He discusses the way Super League has been managed over the last couple of weeks in relation to Israel Folau, as well as what truly matters in the game – the action on the field.

Hull FC prop Chris Satae has been banned for three games following their derby win over Hull KR.

What’s in the papers

Relief for Leeds as Kirkstall base avoids major damage in Storm Ciara flood, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Tony Smith provides Hull KR injury update as concern grows over Mitch Garbutt, report Hull Live.

Joe Bullock may muscle back in to the Wigan frame this week as Adrian Lam gets ready to make changes to his team for the visit of Toronto, report Wigan Today.

Mose Masoe smiles with kids by hospital bed as Super League star ‘works on moving fingers’ after freak spinal injury, report The Sun.

The Warrington record that stood for almost a century until Thursday, report Warrington Guardian.

What’s on social

Sonny Bill Williams is already showing signs of greatness again in league.

Everyone is behind Mose Masoe and his family.

Shaun Johnson breaking ankles…

What’s on TV/Radio

Former referee Ian Smith on abuse, why he quit and what it’s like being a full-time official. The second episode of The Last Tackle is out now.

Matty Smith on Israel Folau, life in Catalans and Saints or Wigan? The first episode of The Last Tackle is out now.

Super League’s Out Of Your League podcast is back, featuring St Helens forward Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is back, featuring Danny McGuire and Barrie McDermott.

Betfred have launched a magazine show called The Last Tackle on YouTube, hosted by Mark Pearson.

Tanya Arnold hosts the first Super League Show of 2020.

Podcast: The Final Hooter 2020 #2 – Super League season launch.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.

The latest Total Rugby League Show is available to download now, hosted by Ben Hughes.

The In Touch Show is out now by Betfred.


France coach Aurelien Cologni turns 42 today.

Also celebrating; Widnes forward Owen Farnworth (21), ex-Wigan and Widnes man Cameron Phelps (35) and Kiwi Brad Hepi (52).


Toronto Wolfpack have suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time in their history, having lost to Castleford and Salford in their maiden season in Super League.

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