Rugby League Today: Masoe walking, prop becomes nurse & Sheffield coming home

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

We’ve got a must read interview with Chris Thorman. The current Workington coach tells us about his unlikely story as a lad from outside the heartlands, his move to Parramatta and the NRL experience.

John Bateman has revealed St Helens tried to sign him when he was at their rivals Wigan.

Our latest expansionist blog is online now. The proposed New York team should be built on the same foundations as Toronto Wolfpack, according to USA international Corey Makelim.

The latest “My Set of Six” is with Love Rugby League deputy editor Drew Darbyshire. He talks his favourite memory, worst memory and favourite away ground.

Rugby League World Cup 2021 organisers will make 20,021 free tickets available to those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors critical to the coronavirus response.

What’s in the papers

Rugby league player swapping the front row for the frontline of coronavirus battle, reports the Mirror.

Fox Sports set to follow Nine and pull the pin on NRL payment, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

My favourite game: Wigan v Hull – Challenge Cup final 1985, reports The Guardian.

Sheffield Eagles finally come home as stadium deal signed, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Mose Masoe update as Hull KR coach Tony Smith describes recovery as remarkable and uplifting, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

Vintage Eddie and Stevo!

Solid effort from Kyle Amor!

What a huge blow it would be to the sport if Cameron Smith had to retire to ease financial strain on Melbourne Storm.

What’s on TV/Radio

Fox League LIVE – Fox League (4am)

LIVE Fox League Mornings Weekend Edition – Fox League (midnight)

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.

Super League’s Out Of Your League podcast is back, featuring Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

Tanya Arnold hosts the Super League Show.

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.


Ellery Hanley – one of the finest rugby league players in history – turns 59 today.

Also celebrating; Australia international Ben Hunt (30), ex-Castleford forward Sione Faumuina (39) and former Leeds winger Jim Fallon (55).


Bradford hold the record for scoring most points in a Super League game, with the Bulls demolishing Salford 96-16 in 2000.

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1 Comment

  1. If Fox are withdrawing funding the NRL, are they refunding people who subscribed to Watch NRL for an annual pass and there is no live Rugby League to see?
    At least Sky allowed people to suspend their subscription.

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