Rugby League Today: GB reaction, Toulouse for Super League & relegation favourites

James Gordon

What’s on site

London Broncos are still the bookies favourites for relegation from Super League, despite their recent run of form which has sucked half of the league in to the battle for the drop.

A huge game in that battle takes place this Thursday, when the Broncos take on Hull KR – read our preview.

On the day Wayne Bennett held his first press conference as Great Britain coach, we looked at six dark horses to make his squad for the end of season tour.

In the latest mailbox, the idea of captains making referrals to the video referee, similar to the challenge system in the NFL, is suggested by a fan.

Once again Cumbria’s hopes of a modern facility appear to be under threat, with doubts over the planned new Workington stadium due to a change in council leadership, which puts their 2021 World Cup hosts status under threat.

Lots of debate over the Man of Steel selections, so give our Super League Team of the Week a perusal.

Another coach is off to rugby union – with Salford’s Martin Gleeson following ex-St Helens team-mate Sean Long to the other code.

What’s on social

Toulouse’s possible promotion to Super League is gaining momentum…

Wolfie gets my vote…

Tyrone McCarthy often has good points to make…

What’s in the papers

Out of contract Josh Drinkwater is keen to stay at Hull KR, reports Hull Live. The half-back was at Catalans in 2018 and found himself in a similar situation this time last year.

We’ll have plenty more from the Great Britain press conference later today, but one of the highlighted comments was that Blake Austin and Lachlan Coote will be considered for selection by Wayne Bennett.

Bennett had good things to say about Wigan’s George Williams, who will likely be in the squad come the end of the year, reports Wigan Today.


Halifax’s France international back-rower Kevin Larroyer, who counts Toulouse, Catalans, Hull KR and Castleford amongst his former clubs, is 30 today.

Also celebrating: Keighley prop Darrell Griffin (38)

What’s on TV/radio

4.30pm – NRL Try Time – Sky Sports Arena

8pm – Rugby AM – FreeSports


Toulouse were founded back in 1937, and their traditional Stade des Minimes home was one of many French rugby league assets that were confiscated by the Vichy government in France during the war.