Rugby League Today: Hull could lose prospects, Rooney backs Burrow & 2020 squad numbers

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

The first Love Rugby League Readers’ Awards have been decided, and here’s the list of winners.

Oldham have signed Daniel Igbinedion from Dewsbury for their return to the Championship. The Roughyeds have also announced their squad numbers for 2020.

Hull KR coach Tony Smith says he is pleased with the depth and desire of his squad ahead of the new season.

St Helens winger Regan Grace was named Super League’s fastest player in 2019.

Hull KR are favourites to be relegated to the Championship next season, according to Super League sponsors Betfred.

What’s in the papers

There is a brilliant piece on Rob Burrow by Jonathan Liew in The Guradian. Liew says the cruel news about Burrow’s MND should provoke rugby into action.

Tui Lolohea has revealed he spurned the chance to party in the Pacific paradise of Tonga – for drizzly north Manchester, report The Sun.

Hull KR head of youth John Bastian warns city of Hull could lose talented youngsters, report Hull Live.

Jackson Hastings hopes to make the number 31 his own after asking to wear the number for Wigan in 2020, report Wigan Today.

Wayne Rooney and Gareth Southgate are the latest names in line to help Rob Burrow in the fight of his life, report The Sun.

What’s on social

This is ace.

It’s been a pretty big decade for our deputy editor Drew Darbyshire.

We miss Greg Inglis.

What’s on TV/Radio

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.

Birthdays

Samoa international and St Helens forward Joseph Paulo turns 32 today.

Also celebrating; Ireland international Gregg McNally (29), Fiji international Korbin Sims (28) and Tonga star Robert Jennings (24).

Trivia

LeedsΒ and Wigan were the most dominant teams in Super League last decade, having won four titles each.

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