Rugby League Today: Gigot playing for Toronto for free & silence on new Cas stadium

What’s on site

The squads are in for Saturday’s World Club Challenge between St Helens and Sydney Roosters.

Check out the gossip in this week’s Off the Record column.

Former Sydney Roosters half-back Jackson Hastings is backing St Helens in this weekend’s match.

Wigan skipper Sean O’Loughlin could be out for a month with the facial injury he picked up against Toronto.

Super League will learn from the Israel Folau saga, says chief executive Robert Elstone.

What’s on social

Some nice stuff from Sydney Roosters out in the community in St Helens.

Tony Gigot is playing for Toronto for free during his trial period, reports Gareth Walker.

But can he even play at all?

Some further clarity…

What’s in the papers

Here’s some more detail on Tony Gigot signing for Toronto on trial forms, in The Mirror.

There are no signs of work starting on Castleford’s new stadium, some five years after planning permission was granted, reports the Pontefract & Castleford Express.

Former NZ Warriors player Rowan Baxter died with his wife and three children after setting his car alight in Australia, reports Yahoo Australia.


Twins Adam and Jonathan Walker turn 29 today (February 19).

Also celebrating: young Warrington forward Luis Johnson (21); Hull winger Adam Swift (27); Bradford winger Greg Johnson (30); Australia and Queensland half-back Daly Cherry-Evans (31); USA international Les Soloai (33).

What’s on TV/radio

League 1 club chairman Andy Mazey on funding, player pool & community links. The third episode of The Last Tackle is out now.

Super League’s Out Of Your League podcast is back, featuring Warrington centre Anthony Gelling.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is back, featuring St Helens prop Kyle Amor.

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.


Tony Gigot is the only French player to have won the Lance Todd Trophy – leading Catalans to success at Wembley in 2018.


  1. Regarding the new Castleford stadium, this has been going on since 1996 when SL started and they have been through Framing the future etc and done NOTHING, Neither have Wakefield, Want a new stadium then common sense says share 1 and expenses are halved!

  2. The Yorkshire Mafia just keep shoving this under the carpet.Both stadiums are a disgrace and an embarrassment to Super League. Both clubs should be relegated to the Championship until new stadiums are completed

  3. Is this the same Stadium that was planned for Wakefield ? If not is there any movement on that one ?. Superleague MUST insist Clubs get ahead on these projects.Clubs to get off their back-sides and be more proactive. Got kick arse when necessary.

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