Rugby League Today: Holbrook extends Gold Coast stay, Wigan not in for Reynolds & Toronto Wolfpack latest

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

RLWC2021 chief executive Jon Dutton is confident the tournament will be the “biggest and best” one yet.

Hull KR chairman and owner Neil Hudgell has announced his intention to stand down at the Super League club.

Widnes have signed prop Paul Clough on a one-year deal for the 2021 season.

Batley have signed hooker Ben Kaye from Halifax for 2021, while Alistair Leak has committed to another year at the Bulldogs.

Mailbox: Scrums for concern ahead of the World Cup.

What’s in the papers

Toronto Wolfpack boss optimistic over new owner after admitting the club embarrassed Super League, reports the Mirror.

Let’s follow St Helens’ lead says Leeds veteran Tom Briscoe, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Two Catalans players who featured in Challenge Cup test positive for COVID-19, reports The Guardian.

Wigan have no plans to pursue Australian half-back Josh Reynolds, reports Wigan Today.

Justin Holbrook signs extension with Gold Coast Titans, reports St Helens Star.

What’s on social

Penrith Panthers are in great form this year.

Former Hull KR and Wigan half-back Blake Green will join Canterbury Bulldogs for 2021.

Ottawa Aces have signed Sam Luckley from Newcastle Thunder.

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.

Birthdays

Salford full-back Niall Evalds turns 27 today.

Also celebrating; USA international Ryan Burroughs (29), Rochdale’s new signing Josh Jordan-Roberts (22) and former Leeds, London Broncos and Wigan forward Liam Botham (43).

Trivia

Old Trafford will host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup final.

Listen to The Final Hooter podcast, featuring exclusive interviews, every week. SUBSCRIBE to Love Rugby League on Apple Podcasts.

2 Comments

  1. So Toronto you think you have embarrassed Super League do you , I’ve got news for you , your antics have embarrassed the whole sport amateur and professional , your behaviour has undermined this great sport of ours , yes I said ours . You should not be allowed to walk right back to Super League as if nothing has happened . It’s not fair to London or Featherstone with all their work . If you get a new owner you should go back to Div 1 and prove you can earn the right for super league . Like other teams with a hundred years plus of history in the game not 5 mins like you have , your a laughing stock for a professional club

  2. Fully endorse the above comment but I have no doubt that RFL will be holding out an entire Olive tree not just a branch.

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