Rugby League Today: Leutele linked with Warriors, Graham’s positive impact & Golding set for debut

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

The Challenge Cup sixth round will be redrawn after six clubs confirmed their withdrawal from this season’s competition.

Toulouse have signed prop Mitch Garbutt from Hull KR on a two-year deal from the 2021 season.

Leeds coach Richard Agar has been pleased with the fitness levels of his players ahead of Super League’s restart on August 2.

Huddersfield coach Simon Woolford is excited for the Super League restart and is grateful that the game has been able to return this season.

Leeds and Huddersfield say they will not be looking to sign Toronto players following the Wolfpack’s withdrawal from Super League for the rest of the season.

What’s in the papers

New Zealand Warriors hoping Ricky Leutele gets same deal as Sonny Bill Williams from NRL, reports Stuff.

Former Leeds player Ashton Golding set to debut for Huddersfield against his old club, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Castleford finally have the formula to win trophies, says Peter Mata’utia, reports The Yorkshire Post.

James Graham making a positive impact on Saints since swapping NRL for Super League, reports St Helens Star.

Gareth Ellis will be allowed to take his time before coming to a decision on his future as a Hull FC player, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

Who is your favourite player in Super League right now?

Super League returns this Sunday!

That pass is incredible!

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9am)

NRL 360 – Watch NRL (9:30am)

Matty Johns Podcast – 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.

Birthdays

Cronulla Sharks coach John Morris turns 40 today.

Also celebrating; Parramatta Eels forward Marata Niukore (24) and Gold Coast Titans centre Dale Copley (29).

Trivia

Newcastle’s Kingston Park will host three games at the 2021 World Cup – Scotland v Italy (Group B), Fiji v Italy (Group B) and Fiji v Scotland (Group B).

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