Rugby League Today: Luke Gale quashes rumours with truth & GB tours should remain

Luke Gale (7) of Leeds Rhinos during pre match warm up

What’s on site

Plenty of natter about the World Cup and everything that’s going on off the field in the latest edition of Paper Talk, which includes Brian Noble, Jamie Peacock and James Maloney.

Barrie McDermott says Great Britain tours must remain on the international rugby league agenda, despite the Lions’ dismal showing on its return back in 2019.

Salford’s next two games have been postponed due to coronavirus, as yet more Super League games fall victim to the pandemic.

We’ve clarified the situation regarding the Championship league table, after questions were raised over why Featherstone aren’t top of the table with 13 wins from 13.

James Graham doesn’t expect Australia and New Zealand to make a u-turn over their decision to boycott the 2021 World Cup.

What’s on social

All great, apart from there’s 16 teams missed off…

Grow the game.

What’s in the papers

Luke Gale has clarified why he was stripped of the Leeds captaincy in his latest column in the Yorkshire Post. He said he was moved to write the piece following numerous rumours circulating over social media.

A raft of NRL players are being offered to Super League clubs, including New Zealand Warriors forward Leeson Ah Mau, reports Huddersfield Examiner.

Birthdays

Former Castleford Tiger turned world famous model, Nick Youngquest, turns 38 today (July 28).

Also celebrating: Melbourne winger Josh Addo-Carr (26); Warrington utility Matty Ashton (23); former Sheffield forward Jack Howieson (40).

What’s on TV/radio

8.30am – Super League Show – BBC Two

7.45pm – Live Super League: Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors – Sky Sports Arena

10pm – NRL Try Time – Sky Sports Arena

Trivia

It is now 40 days since Hull KR were last able to play a game in the UK.

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