Rugby League Today: Rankin wants No. 1 jersey, Tonga eye World Cup glory & Myler future

We are providing you with the latest news in the rugby league world.

What’s on site

We have picked the six best full-backs of the 2019 Super League campaign. Some fans will be unhappy with the selections…

The latest off the record rumours and gossip column is out now. Josh McCrone is believed to have taken a pay cut to remain with Toronto, while there is no chance of an Exiles return in 2020.

We are keeping you up to date with the League 1 kits for the 2020 season. North Wales Crusaders have produced a pretty smart pink away kit.

Huddersfield have confirmed that half-back Matt Frawley has left the club to return to Australia.

We have got the latest from across the Channel in our weekly French round-up. Limoux have gone three from three in the Elite 1 Championship, while Toulouse have finally got their campaign underway after a mumps outbreak in their squad.

What’s in the papers

Mahe Fonua believes life in an improved Super League packed with bigger stars can help set up World Cup glory – for Tonga, report The Sun.

Jordan Rankin says he is looking forward to “nailing down” the Castleford full-back slot in 2020, report The Yorkshire Post.

George Burgess says he opted for Wigan because he believes the club is in great shape to win silverware, report Wigan Today.

Why Hull FC are considering a dual-registration u-turn ahead of 2020 season, report Hull Live.

Richie Myler is likely to feature in multiple roles for Leeds next season, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

Former Castleford, Huddersfield and Wakefield prop Craig Huby has announced his retirement.

What a fine gesture from St Helens.

A bellringer from Kane Evans on Sam Kasiano!

What’s on TV/Radio

Podcast: The Final Hooter International #2 – full-time report and analysis by Love Rugby League.

Episode 44: Love Rugby League Weekly, hosted by deputy editor Drew Darbyshire.

The latest Forty20 Rugby League podcast is available to download now.


Australia and Queensland legend Cooper Cronk turns 36 today.

Also celebrating; Samoa international Danny Levi (24), ex-Rochdale and Wigan hooker Martin Hall (51) and former Wigan forward Graeme West (66).


England and Exiles played four times mid-season between 2011-13, with the series being 2-2. There was an average attendance of 10,262 per match.

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