What’s on site
Huddersfield will be led by Luke Robinson for their game against Wakefield today, after Simon Woolford and the club decided to part ways earlier than the end of the season, as announced last week.
One man who will be at the game is David Fifita, who has apparently ended his stand-off with Wakefield over wearing a GPS tracking device and held clear the air talks.
Could Greg Inglis make his move to Warrington earlier than expected and be involved in the running? That’s the noise in this week’s Off the Record gossip column.
Ottawa Aces have revealed their latest signing, with some calling it their most high-profile so far – in the shape of former England U20 rugby union international Guy Armitage, from London Broncos.
What’s on social
Shame to see Woolford go, always a good interviewee.
Thanks to all the messages of support I’ve received over the past week, it’s impossible for me to get back to you all individually. I’m proud I’m leaving the Giants squad in a much better state then the one I came into, and I wish the lads all the very best for the future.
— Germ9 (@SimonWoolford) September 16, 2020
If you fancy getting to a game soon. If only.
Please note that tickets are now available for the match against Germany on the 26th September. Tickets can be secured by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. €2.50 per ticket. #rugbyleague pic.twitter.com/UWLbNjm9D8
— Netherlands Rugby League Bond (@NL_Rugby_League) September 16, 2020
We get a lot of emails, and one had a few kicking videos in from George this week.
What’s in the papers
It’s 40 years since London Broncos entered the professional ranks with London, and this piece in The Guardian tells the story, including drawing some parallels with the approach of Toronto Wolfpack.
Tony Smith has called for clarity, after the recent spate of suspensions for so-called squirrel grips. He told The Mirror that since Tommy Makinson’s ban, the approach to tackles has changed.
The World Cup could be put back to 2022, chief executive Jon Dutton told the Super League Show earlier this week.
Barrow’s Papua New Guinea international Willie Minoga is 33 today (September 17).
Also celebrating: Parramatta’s Mitchell Moses (26); former Featherstone hooker Cameron King (29); Hull KR half-back Joe Keyes (25).
What’s on TV/radio
10.55am – South Sydney v Canterbury Bulldogs – Watch NRL
The 2013 Rugby League World Cup final at Old Trafford boasted the highest attendance in the history of the tournament – 74,468.