Rugby League Today: Proper Kangaroos tours, Woolf meets the media & new Widnes kits

James Gordon

What’s on site

If you experienced a proper Kangaroos tour, then any rugby league fan under 30 is very envious of you. This week’s editor’s column looks at the 1994 Kangaroos tour, which took in 18 games, a far cry from next year’s plans.

Everything you need to know about the 2020 Challenge Cup is right here.

Bradford captain Steve Crossley has signed a contract extension until the end of 2021.

A documentary featuring Adam Hills and the Warrington Wolves PDRL team is to be broadcast on Channel Four.

In this week’s quiz, we ask if you can name the last 30 Lance Todd Trophy winners.

Former Swinton chairman Andy Mazey is leading a consortium interested in taking over League One club Rochdale.

What’s on social

Interesting post on rugby league in the USA, after their failure to qualify for the 2021 World Cup.

So the #unitedstates didn’t qualify for the 2021 World Cup. They have been in the last two World Cups, including 2013…

Posted by rugbyleaguecoach on Saturday, November 16, 2019

World rankings are much-maligned in all sports, none less than rugby league though.

Widnes revealed their new kits at a fans event last night.

What’s in the papers

New St Helens coach Kristian Woolf met the media for the first time on Tuesday afternoon, and says the recent Great Britain tour shambles is not a reflection on the quality of Super League.

Phil Clarke reckons England rugby union coach Eddie Jones should become assistant of the England RL side, along with Ricky Stuart as head coach.

Surprise new Wigan recruit from London, Kai Pearce-Paul, has scary potential, according to a report Wigan Today.


Samoa international Junior Paulo, who has played in the NRL for Parramatta and Canberra, turns 26 today (November 20th).

Also celebrating: ex-Warrington and Bradford centre Matty Blythe (31); former Huddersfield, Wakefield and Castleford hooker Ryan Hudson (40)


The last English club side to beat Australia was Widnes – 11-10 in October 1978.