Rugby League Today: Numbers game, stars axed, player trade union

Drew Darbyshire

We have a number of nice little exclusives in our latest edition of Rugby League Today.

 What’s on site

Sam Powell has been handed the number seven shirt at Wigan Warriors for 2018 but in an exclusive interview with Love Rugby League, he says he isn’t bothered about what position he plays.

We have been busy this week writing our previews for each Super League club. Today, we bring to you our Salford Red Devils season preview.

In our latest expansionist blog, we took an in depth look at the goings on at the Toronto Wolfpack and discuss where exactly do they go from their recent debacles.

Our 2018 fantasy league is open to members and we are doing features offering you advice – if you wish to take it that is! We have had a look at the top full-backs this year.

In our latest six tackles feature, we have looked at the best Papua New Guinea players to ever feature in Super League. There are some cracking players in the list.

What’s in the papers

The Mirror broke the news that Toronto Wolfpack had sacked forward trio Fuifui Moimoi, Ryan Bailey and Dave Taylor just 18 days before the Betfred Championship season gets underway.

Mirror Sport revealed that the Candian club have been on a pre-season training camp in Portugal. This probably won’t be the last time you’ll hear about this situation.

The Daily Star revealed in an exclusive that Rugby League players are to finally get their own trade union.

Former professional player Gareth Carvell, who is relaunching the Rugby League Players’ Association, told the Daily Star: “We’re now getting almost 100% buy-in from the players. They want to have a voice.”

What’s on social

Toronto Wolfpack made a short statement on Twitter about the sacking of forward trio Ryan Bailey, Fuifui Moimoi and Dave Taylor.

It’s safe to say that we at Love Rugby League HQ cannot wait for the Betfred Super League season to get underway. Just two weeks folks!

Widnes Vikings have handled the passing of player Kato Ottio in recent weeks in a very classy manner and they’ve continued to support Ottio’s family back in Papua New Guinea…

What’s on TV/Radio

Not a live show, but make sure you check out the new Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 podcast hosted by Mark Wilson. Download now.