Rugby League Today: GB farce, England line-up mid-season test and two-faced NRL

What’s on site

Wayne Bennett says Great Britain have gone backwards on tour.

Leeds are making moves in the transfer market while Warrington have expressed an interest in Manu Tuilagi, all in this week’s Paper Talk.

Former St Helens forward Mark Flanagan has had his Super League Grand Final winners ring stolen.

We’ve had a look at six players that should have been taken on the Great Britain tour.

Four tries from Emily Rudge inspired England’s women to an opening tour victory against Papua New Guinea.

What’s on social

Enjoyed this mocking the access all areas Newcastle Thunder documentary.

So many great things being done by rugby league in the community.

Funny how the NRL pick and choose their moments.

What’s in the papers

England are lining up a mid-season international against New Zealand or Samoa, to help them prepare for next winter’s Kangaroos tour, reports The Sun.

Warrington chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick says in The Mirror that the Great Britain tour has been a farce and that Wayne Bennett was the wrong appointment, saying an opportunity has been missed to grow the game and the brand.

Leeds are being linked with a big rugby union move of their own, with England fly-half George Ford being targeted, according to The Sun.

Birthdays

Former Widnes and Rochdale duo Paul Alcock (37) and Adam Bowman (32) celebrate birthdays today (November 12th).

Also celebrating: Barrow forward Jono Smith (31); Oldham’s Ed Smith (27).