A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.
What’s on site
Catalans centre Brayden Wiliame has left the club immediately and is expected to join NRL side St George Illawarra Dragons.
Our weekly throwback feature went live yesterday. We remember when Adrian Morley was sent off after 12 seconds while playing for Great Britain against Australia.
Valencia Huracanes’ model is not reliant on Super League and they are committed to developing Spanish players, according to chief executive Dean Buchan.
We take a look in to Super League’s assist kings for the 2019 season. All but one of them are half-backs.
Stuart Cummings will be stepping down from his role with Sky Sports. He has been appointed as the first-ever match official manager at the International Rugby League.
What’s in the papers
No rest at Leeds’ James Donaldson adds to workload with university studies, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
Warrington have taken young Frenchman Yanis Belmaaziz on trial, report Warrington Guardian.
Tony Smith delivers message to Hull KR players over squad numbers, report Hull Live.
What’s on social
Super League clubs have been told today about plans to launch a new weekly TV show on the competition from January, spanning up to 30 episodes. Working (but unconfirmed) title of 'We Play League'. Clubs also told Magic Weekend tickets up 35% on last year
— Gareth Walker (@garethwalker) December 12, 2019
James Maloney was officially unveiled as a Catalans player in Paris yesterday.
— Dragons Catalans (@DragonsOfficiel) December 12, 2019
Steve Matai loved a big shot.
BEST NRL MOMENTS OF THE DECADE
There’s been some massive hits over the last 10 years, but it’s hard to top Matai folding a prop in half 😱 pic.twitter.com/INfJqRGkbA
— NRL (@NRL) December 12, 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.
Halifax prop Keegan Hirst turns 31 today.
Also celebrating; Leigh half-back Josh Woods (22), Widnes forward Shane Grady (30) and Penrith Panthers prop James Tamou (31).
Jackson Hastings was the first-ever Salford player to win the Man of Steel award.