Rugby League Today: Players advised to fight pay cuts, Hill humbled by generosity & record transfer fees

Drew Darbyshire

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Swinton winger Richard Lepori is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Stanley Gene, representing Italy and suffering relegation with Oldham.

Top 13 players to have never played in State of Origin. As if Reni Maitua, John Sutton and Preston Campbell never played in the Origin arena!

Paper Talk: James Graham linked with Saints, Anthony Walker on trial with Bradford & no fans until 2021?

A JustGiving page has been set up to support Jordan Cox’s family after the ex-Hull KR prop passed away last week.

In May 1992, Andy Gregory became the first man to win seven Challenge Cup titles – and the PA news agency has taken a look at his achievement in detail.

What’s in the papers

Furious Super League bosses come out firing after players advised to fight pay cuts, reports the Daily Star.

Wakefield chief Michael Carter cautious over government bailout, reports The Yorkshire Post.

From Knocker and Fairbairn to Hanley and Tomkins: Evolution of the rugby league record transfer fee, reports Hull Live.

Ollie Partington on song with busy lockdown schedule, reports Wigan Today.

Warrington captain Chris Hill overwhelmed by community generosity and proud of his wife’s NHS work, reports Warrington Guardian.

What’s on social

A crowd of 102,575 at Odsal though.

Who is chopping onions?

Which Australia star would you sign?

What’s on TV/Radio

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.

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.


Australia, Queensland and Brisbane legend Corey Parker turns 38 today.

Also celebrating; ex-Warrington utility Jon Roper (44), Halifax assistant coach Rikki Sheriffe (36) and former Tonga international Salesi Finau (47).


York hold the record for the highest winning score in British rugby league, having defeated West Wales 144-0 in 2018.

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