Rugby League Today: Graham praised, another Williams try & Super League return reaction

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

St Helens started the Super League restart in fine fashion as they comfortably beat Catalans 34-6 at Headingley on Sunday.

St Helens coach Kristian Woolf said he was really happy with his side in their win over Catalans in the Super League restart.

Luke Gale added a drop goal in golden point extra-time to seal a 27-26 win for Leeds against Huddersfield on Sunday.

Leeds coach Richard Agar was pleased with the spirit of his side as they performed a comeback to beat Huddersfield.

Huddersfield coach Simon Woolford says his side will learn some valuable lessons from their defeat to Leeds.

What’s in the papers

Praise for James Graham’s impact and influence on Saints, reports St Helens Star.

Liam Farrell is quietly confident of a ‘really good year’ for Wigan ahead of their return to action, reports Wigan Today.

Adam Pearson on Hull FC pay cuts, Andy Last, Toronto Wolfpack, recruitment and his expectations, reports Hull Live.

Warrington forward Ben Currie on playing matches behind closed doors, reports Warrington Guardian.

Huddersfield 26 Leeds 27 – Rhinos stunning comeback crowned by Luke Gale’s golden point winner, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

There are some brilliant tries here…

George Williams was on the scoresheet again for Canberra at the weekend.

This is a stunning effort.

 

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9am)

NRL 360 – Watch NRL (9:30am)

Best of Matty Johns – Watch NRL (10:30am)

Super League Show – BBC One (0:10am – Tuesday)

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.

Podcast: The Final Hooter #4 – featuring rugby league royalty Ellery Hanley.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

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

Birthdays

New Zealand international Sonny Bill Williams turns 35 today.

Also celebrating; Wigan legend Frano Botica (57) and Toulouse coach Sylvain Houles (39).

Trivia

Leeds will host four World Cup games in 2021. Headingley will stage Jamaica v Ireland, New Zealand v Jamaica and New Zealand v Ireland, while Elland Road will host one of the semi-finals.

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