Rugby League Today: Leutele joins Melbourne, Wigan linked with Toronto forward & injury updates

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Warrington forward Joe Philbin says he is all for the six again rule, and believes it will turn rugby league into an even better product.

Hull FC prop Scott Taylor will miss the next few weeks after picking up a back injury in training.

Brits Down Under: John Bateman provides Canberra spark, Herbie Farnworth impressive in defeat & Ryan Sutton shines again.

Englishman Herbie Farnworth has signed a new deal that will see him stay at Brisbane until at least the end of 2022.

Swinton have signed half-back Cobi Green from Bradford for 2021, while Richard Lepori has extended his time with the club.

What’s in the papers

Wigan are keeping tabs on Toronto prop Brad Singleton for next season, reports Wigan Today.

Hull KR coach Tony Smith has revealed Greg Minikin may miss Super League’s in restart as he continues to recover from a knee issue, reports Hull Live.

Lachlan Coote takes maximum points in Steve Prescott Man of Steel voting, reports St Helens Star.

Leeds coach Richard Agar says James Donaldson is the Rhinos’ only major new fitness concern for Sunday’s visit of St Helens, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Hull FC captain Danny Houghton admits he rediscovered his love for rugby league after losing it before lockdown, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

Melbourne have announced the signing of Ricky Leutele for the rest of the 2020 season.

It’s great to have Super League back!

There are some great tries here…

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9am)

Super League Show – BBC Two (9:15am)

NRL 360 – Watch NRL (9:30am)

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.

Birthdays

Former Australia, New South Wales, Italy, Hull KR and Canberra Raiders half-back Terry Campese turns 36 today.

Also celebrating; Canberra Raiders forward Iosia Soliola (34), former Australia international David Williams (34) and Salford forward Pauli Pauli (26).

Trivia

Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium will host three games at the 2021 World Cup – New Zealand v Lebanon, Papua New Guinea v Cook Islands and Samoa v France.

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