A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.
What’s on site
Two games will be broadcast live by the BBC and the RFL’s Our League app in the first round of the 2020 Challenge Cup.
Former Salford, North Wales, Dewsbury, Rochdale and Leigh forward Toby Adamson is our first guest on the rugby league trainer, in partnership with Heaven ‘N’ Health. He tells us why pre-season training is crucial.
How has your club recruited in the off-season? We have given a verdict on how each Super League club has gone about their business ahead of 2020.
Former Salford, Halifax, Dewsbury, Oldham, Rochdale and Leigh forward Luke Adamson is our sixth guest on the rugby league diet, in partnership Heaven ‘N’ Health. He explains how players put on size in pre-season.
How well do you know Aidan Sezer? Test out your knowledge on Huddersfield’s marquee man.
What’s in the papers
Footballer Gemma Bonner and Wigan star Willie Isa interview on an improbable sporting romance, sharing injury hurt and Samoan culture, report The Telegraph.
Grand Final winner Liam Sutcliffe says it is time to make Leeds great again, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
What’s on social
Jackson Hastings has ended speculation on his future…
— Phil Wilkinson (@PWilkinsonWIG) December 15, 2019
There were a couple of tributes to rugby league at last night’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards.
‘A beautiful soul is never forgotten’ 😢 https://t.co/vlrvBWYz5r
— Matt Diskin (@mattdiskin) December 15, 2019
Warrington getting a shoutout on The Last Leg last week.
If you are from #Warrington, love #rugbyleague or just have a heart that beats❤️ watch this epic@adamhillscomedy joined @WarringtonRLFC to play @PDRLEngland. With a bunch of brave, strong & sometimes pained hero's he helped win a World 🏉 Titlehttps://t.co/QfEy7vYaOO pic.twitter.com/s0iVZWgLq7
— Ian McClure (@saferstaffings1) December 15, 2019
What’s on TV/Radio
The latest Love Rugby League Lunch Hour was recorded on Thursday.
RUGBY LEAGUE LUNCH HOUR 12.12Drew and Josh discuss all things rugby league. Join the debate, comment below.
Posted by Love Rugby League on Thursday, December 12, 2019
Podcast: The Final Hooter International #2 – full-time report and analysis by Love Rugby League.
Episode 46: Love Rugby League Weekly, hosted by deputy editor Drew Darbyshire.
The latest Chasing Kangaroos – An International Rugby League podcast is available to download now.
Wales international Sion Jones turns 22 today.
Also celebrating: France international Romain Puso (22), former Ireland international James Mendeika (28) and Halifax forward William Calcott (22).
England have never played Scotland or Ireland in a one-off test match.