Rugby League Today: Grace backs steelworks campaign, Harrison on Leeds switch & King for England?

Drew Darbyshire

A wrap of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Leeds coach Richard Agar says his side are wary of not celebrating tries after clubs were told they could face fines.

The 21-man squads for this week’s rugby league matches.

The latest column from the editor James Gordon is out now: 125 years of rugby league – yet it still isn’t enough.

Mailbox: Fans still waiting for Toronto ticket refunds.

Former Challenge Cup final match-winner Paul Cooke says his old club Hull can still win both competitions this season, despite their indifferent form.

What’s in the papers

St Helens winger Regan Grace backs campaign to save steelworks in hometown Port Talbot, reports the Mirror.

Wigan have failed to get a two-match ban issued to Ben Flower overturned, reports Wigan Today.

Wigan Athletic’s potential new owners willing to move stadium to Leigh’s rugby league ground from DW if takeover is sealed, reports The Sun.

Could Warrington centre Toby King be in line for a call-up to the England squad? reports Warrington Guardian.

Leeds’ loan signing James Harrison reveals how long he has been on Rhinos’ radar and why Featherstone have backed his Super League move, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

Salford’s backline for 2021 is looking strong…

A fine kick from George Williams and a lovely effort from John Bateman…

Alex Johnston has signed a new deal with South Sydney Rabbitohs.

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9am)

NRL 360 – Watch NRL (9:30am)

Matty Johns Podcast – Watch NRL (10:30am)

Rugby AM – FreeSports (6pm)

Podcast: The Final Hooter #9 – Two rounds of Super League, Hull, Salford and Andy Grundy.

Former Super League and NRL forward Keith Mason is this week’s guest on The Last Tackle. He talks about his switch to the NRL at 20 as well as his new rugby comic – Rugby Blood.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

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


New Zealand legend Shaun Johnson turns 30 today.

Also celebrating; Parramatta Eels full-back Clint Gutherson (26), former Super League full-back Jordan Tansey (34) and ex-Huddersfield forward David Fa’alogo (40).


Leeds hold the record for most tries scored in a Super League season, with the Rhinos scoring 213 tries in the 2005 campaign.

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