Rugby League Today: O’Loughlin considered Toronto switch, St Helens injury boost & Gelling arrested

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Israel Folau is set to make his Catalans debut against Castleford on Saturday, according to Sky Sports’ Brian Carney.

The latest ‘off the record’ gossip column is out now. Why aren’t Toronto playing at Saracens? Why have League 1 clubs been left in the dark? Which Super League star could play for Jamaica? Find out in the rumour mill.

Warrington have released a statement on Anthony Gelling, confirming he has been dropped from playing duties pending a club investigation.

Toronto coach Brian McDermott is open to calling on playing from dual-registration partners Rochdale this season.

St Helens prop Kyle Amor is backing his side to retain the Super League title – saying there’s no chance ‘complacency or arrogance’ will scupper their prospects.

What’s in the papers

Cheshire Police have issued a statement on Anthony Gelling after the Warrington centre was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent last Saturday, report Warrington Guardian.

Leeds director of rugby Kevin Sinfield has been praised by former coach Tony Smith for his honest approach, report The Yorkshire Post.

Zak Hardaker backs old boss Brian McDermott to guide Toronto to success, report the Mirror.

Sean O’Loughlin reveals he “definitely considered” Toronto move, report Wigan Today.

St Helens set for massive injury boost as star names return for Hull FC clash, report Hull Live.

What’s on social

Konrad Hurrell has got moves.

Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas just tweeting about rugby league!

This tweet has rattled a few feathers.

What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE: Wigan v Toronto – Sky Sports Arena & Sky Sports Mix (7:45pm)

League 1 club chairman Andy Mazey on funding, player pool & community links. The third episode of The Last Tackle is out now.

Super League’s Out Of Your League podcast is back, featuring Warrington centre Anthony Gelling.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is back, featuring St Helens prop Kyle Amor.

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

Tanya Arnold hosts the first Super League Show of 2020.

Podcast: The Final Hooter 2020 #2 – Super League season launch.

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.


Bradford legend Paul Deacon turns 41 today.

Also celebrating; USA international Eddy Pettybourne (32), ex-Wigan prop Frank-Paul Nu’uausala (33) and Fiji international Junior Roqica (29).


St Helens have the most League Leaders’ Shield wins with seven to their name.

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