Rugby League Today: Lam on lockdown, TV revenue deal & Kirmond on his future

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Super League, the RFL and Sky Sports have reached an agreement of clubs’ 2020 TV revenues.

Sione Katoa scored a hat-trick to help Cronulla beat Canterbury 20-18 at Bankwest Stadium on Sunday.

Manly put in a determined effort to grind out a 14-6 win against Canberra at Campbelltown Stadium on Sunday.

New Zealand Warriors have parted ways with head coach Stephen Kearney.

St Helens have confirmed forward Zeb Taia will leave the club at the end of the season to return home to Australia.

What’s in the papers

Jamaican rugby league team aiming to be trailblazers off the field as well as on it, reports the Mirror.

Sky Sports’ Barrie McDermott believes real pain of RL shutdown may come in 2021, reports The Sun.

Wigan coach Adrian Lam hopes the season’s lockdown will help his younger players mature, reports Wigan Today.

Wakefield forward Danny Kirmond considers his future options, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

World Cup ambassador Jodie Cunningham believes St Helens will reap the benefit of being a host town in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, reports St Helens Star.

What’s on social

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A couple of great tries here…

A great effort from Tom Burgess!


What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9am)

NRL 360 – Watch NRL (9:30am)

Best of Matty Johns – Watch NRL (10:30am)

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.

Podcast: The Final Hooter #4 – featuring rugby league royalty Ellery Hanley.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.


Former St Helens, Wigan, Canterbury, Leeds and Widnes player Gary Connolly turns 49 today.

Also celebrating; Leeds half-back Luke Gale (32), Wigan half-back Tommy Leuluai (35) and former Sydney Roosters, Hull FC, South Sydney, Wigan and Canberra prop Scott Logan (44).


Three nations have won the Rugby League World Cup so far (Australia 11 times, Great Britain three times and New Zealand once).

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More on site

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About Drew Darbyshire 8012 Articles
Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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