Rugby League Today: Possible Exiles teams, Shaul on his future & pleasant surprises

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Salford centre or winger Krisnan Inu is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Timana Tahu, Suncorp Stadium and his wish for the future of rugby league.

NRL Preview: Kalyn Ponga boosts Knights, Herbie Farnworth to start & Cowboys without Jason Taumalolo.

Leeds winger Tom Briscoe says bringing the Exiles concept back would be good for England’s World Cup preparations.

Bradford coach John Kear has signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until the end of 2022.

Canberra have confirmed John Bateman will require additional surgery which will keep him sidelined for an extended period.

What’s in the papers

Bold rule changes and artificial crowd noises – how the NRL has created an impact on return, reports the Mirror.

Former England boss Steve McNamara up for taking them on with the Exiles, reports The Sun.

Jamie Shaul makes a statement on his Hull FC future as full-back opens up on contract talks, reports Hull Live.

Leeds coach Richard Agar reckons there could be some pleasant surprises in store for his side when Super League returns, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Hull KR half-back Ryan Brierley has picked his own Exiles team, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

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What a try!

There are some great tries here…

What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE NRL: Brisbane Broncos v Sydney Roosters (10:55am) – Sky Sports Arena

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.


Former Oldham, St Helens and Leigh half-back Tommy Martyn turns 49 today.

Also celebrating; Barrow forward Carl Forster (28), Canberra hooker Tom Starling (22) and former Parramatta and North Queensland utility Ashley Graham (36).


Australia have won the Rugby League World Cup the most times, with 11 titles to their name.

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More on site

My Set of Six: with Salford star Krisnan Inu featuring Timana Tahu & Suncorp Stadium

Top 13 players never to win the Man of Steel award

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