Rugby League Today: NRL warms to Folau, Tomkins excited for Wane reunion & disgusting French dummy

A wrap up of the latest rugby league news.

What’s on site

New Zealand Warriors have signed Warrington back-rower Ben Murdoch-Masila on a three-year contract from 2021.

Wigan went top of the Super League table thanks to a 30-16 win over Hull KR at the DW Stadium yesterday.

Wigan coach Adrian Lam was pleased to see his side grind out a 30-16 victory against Hull KR.

Hull KR coach Tony Smith says he is proud of the way his side are digging deep during a torrid time with injuries.

The Championship round-up is on site – five wins for Toulouse, Greg Worthington scores four and York almost shock London.

What’s in the papers

NRL club bosses warming to welcome Israel Folau back despite rejecting return last year, reports Stuff.

Seven talking points from rugby league weekend as Wigan open up two-point gap at top, reports the Mirror.

England call-up just the start for Leeds’ in-form centre Harry Newman, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Tom Lineham on his “extravagant try”, a massive win against Castleford and visiting the ghetto, reports Warrington Guardian.

Sam Tomkins is excited to link up with Shaun Wane with England squad, reports Wigan Today.

What’s on social

Matty Bowen was some player.

Legendary photo.

Disgusting dummy from Bevan French.


What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Show – BBC One (11:35pm)

Toronto Wolfpack ‘superfan’ Sandy Shipley is this week’s guest on The Last Tackle. She talks about following the Wolfpack’s Canadian rugby league dream.

Super League’s Out Of Your League podcast is back, featuring Aidan Sezer.

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

Betfred have launched a magazine show called The Last Tackle on YouTube, hosted by Mark Pearson.

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.

The latest Total Rugby League Show is available to download now, hosted by Ben Hughes.

The In Touch Show is out now by Betfred.


Former Australia and Queensland representative Matty Bowen turns 38 today.

Also celebrating; France international Mickael Goudemand (23), Papua New Guinea international Stargroth Amean (29) and ex-London prop Mark Tookey (43).


Henry Paul holds the record of kicking most goals in a Super League season with 178 for Bradford back in 2001.

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