Rugby League Today: Ma’u future, Fa’asavalu returns & Bradford sign Super League prop

Drew Darbyshire
Manu Ma'u in action for Hull

Manu Ma'u in action for Hull

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league…

What’s on site

Paper Talk: Sam Burgess fears, Sonny Bill ‘could have died’ & tearful Leeds star.

What’s it like to be a referee? Rugby league in world first.

Editor’s column: Time to embrace whoever makes the Super League spot their own.

A defining week for French rugby league.

Crowdfunder launched to support Stevie Ward’s treatment for head knocks.

What’s in the papers

Brett Hodgson drops big Hull FC contract hint. (Hull Daily Mail)

Warrington forward Samy Kibula joins Bradford for 2022. (The Telegraph & Argus)

Penrith Panthers’ Brian To’o proposes on pitch moments after NRL Grand Final win. (Mirror)

Sione Mata’utia hoping to savour Old Trafford after earlier Wembley heartbreak. (The Sun)

Former Saints dual-code international Maurie Fa’asavalu plays in West Park’s win over Liverpool St Helens. (St Helens Star)

What’s on social

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Rugby league in a world first…

What a finish.

What’s on TV/Radio



Former Hull KR forward Jason Netherton turns 39 today (October 5).

Also celebrating; Huddersfield’s on loan hooker from Leigh Nathan Peats (29), Toulouse utility Joe Bretherton (26) and Melbourne Storm half-back Jayden Nikorima (25).


Former New Zealand international Tommy Leuluai will play his 12th season with Wigan in 2022, his 20th season in total.