Rugby League Today: PNG sensation, Sonny Bill arrives & French countdown

What’s on site

Check out this week’s Off the Record gossip column.

The French Magic Weekend is this Saturday and Sunday in Carcassonne, as the Elite 1 Championship gets underway with five games played at the Stade Albert Domec.

England women’s test against Papua New Guinea will be shown live on the BBC.

West Wales Raiders are looking for a new head coach after Kim Williams left one year in to a three year deal to join Huddersfield as academy coach.

An NRL physio has provided a fascinating insight in to the shoulder injuries that have caused the retirement of Sam Burgess.

What’s on social

Siri, show me what it would be like if rugby league was the national sport.

Maybe GB should have gone to PNG first.

College wasn’t like this when I went.

Some decent kits this year.

What’s in the papers

Hull Live have picked their five biggest signings for Super League in 2020, and four of them pick themselves.

Hull coach Lee Radford has backed new signing Jordan Johnstone to rival Danny Houghton for a first team spot at hooker, reports Hull Daily Mail

Birthdays

Huddersfield’s young forward Matty English, an England Academy and Knights player, turns 22 today (November 14th).

Also celebrating: New South Wales and Penrith star Nathan Cleary (22); the English Billy Slater, Greg Eden (29); hard-working forward Matt Cook (33)

Trivia

In May 1990, Papua New Guinea registered their only ever win over Great Britain – winning 20-18 in Goroka