Rugby League Today: Leigh crash out, Swinton fall out & Broncos head out
We’ve wrapped up the latest news in the rugby league world.
What’s on site
The 2019 Super League Dream Team was announced at the weekend, featuring five St Helens players.
Hull have confirmed the departure of 10 players following the ending of their season on Friday night.
Hull KR coach Tony Smith had some remarkable things to say about London Broncos following their relegation, saying that if anyone else had gone down, it would have left a bad taste in the mouth.
Some Super League greats retired at the weekend, most notably Danny McGuire, Carl Ablett and Jamie Jones-Buchanan with 22 Grand Final wins between them – Richard Agar pays tribute.
Toulouse will travel to Toronto next weekend, with the winner going straight through to the Championship Grand Final.
Warrington coach Steve Price says knock out rugby mentality will spur the Wolves on, after they slumped to a fourth place finish which leaves them facing a do or die play-off tie with Castleford on Thursday.
What’s on social
A lot of love for the popular Mark Wilson on the Sky Sports broadcast last night, which was excellent value alongside Barrie McDermott.
Maybe a little biased but @MarkWilsonRadio has to be the voice of @SkySportsRL for 2020. Great to listen too, knowledgeable and has that gift of just saying it right. 2 voices the way forward. Both him & @RLBarrieMc10 were fantastic tonight. As was the game!! #rlatitssbest
— craig murdock (@dock2410) September 15, 2019
Yoooo rugby is NO JOKE out here ? (via @WRugbyLeague) pic.twitter.com/2wyibAaUTx
— Overtime (@overtime) September 13, 2019
Love to see this.
These pictures say it all about @LondonBroncosRL, rugby league, sport & family. @KearGareth travels the country every weekend to watch his son @Kear53 play. Tonight Elliot ended his magnificent Broncos career with tear-stained relegation. A bitter pill but a proud season #respect pic.twitter.com/JTk8FNdz94
— No Helmets Required (@NoHelmetsReq) September 13, 2019
Top bloke is Rob, and done alright for himself since finishing in rugby league.
To all of the RL ? players that might be playing their last pro game this weekend. Be proud if your achievements, and don’t worry too much. Use your drive, passion and honesty to forge a new career. Trust me you’ll be fine but don’t be afraid to ask for help if u need it @TheRFL
— Rob Parker (@robparker1981) September 15, 2019
What’s in the papers
There will be an exodus of players from London Broncos following their relegation from Super League, with no fewer than six players set to sign for top flight clubs, as reported by The Telegraph.
Man of Steel in waiting Jackson Hastings talks to The Sun about the magic behind his year at Salford, with a Grand Final in their sights.
Swinton chairman Andy Mazey has revealed the extent of the abuse he has received, since the club announced its intentions to rebrand to Manchester Lions, according to The Mirror.
The late, great Roger Millward would have been 72 today. I was fortunate enough to be at the game when Hull KR paid a wonderful tribute to the prolific stand-off and Great Britain international.
Celebrating today: recently released Widnes winger Ryan Ince (23); former France international James Wynne (43); ex-Wales international Kris Tassell (46).
What’s on TV/radio
10pm – Super League Full Time – Sky Sports Arena
11.35pm – Super League Show – BBC One
Following Leigh’s defeat on Sunday, there will be a new club in Super League in 2020 – the 23rd different club since its inception in 1996.
More on site
Rugby League Weekender: Four talking points & the weekend’s results
Steve Price hopes knockout rugby mentality will spur Warrington on heading into the play-offs
Toulouse thump York in opening game of Championship play-offs
Richard Agar: Victory over Warrington a fitting send-off for Jamie Jones Buchanan