What’s on site
We’ve had a look at the latest re-structure rumours – and how a 10-team Super League could look, and what it means for those outside the chosen few.
Those reports came after the RFL, Super League and clubs held discussions on Friday about their attempts to re-align with each other.
Wigan kept their recent form going with a 50-6 win over Leigh, who remain winless at the bottom of the Super League table.
Toulouse won the top of the table clash with Featherstone to move clear at the top of the Championship; while Halifax continued their winning run by beating Bradford.
It was Yorkshire Day yesterday, so Owen Lockwood’s had a go at putting together a dream Yorkshire 13. Cheshire Day is on March 30th, by the way.
What’s on social
It’s obviously no, isn’t it?
SUPER LEAGUE LIVE🏉
Warrington are back on level terms, but should have Josh Charnley's try stood?
— Sky Sports Rugby League (@SkySportsRL) August 1, 2021
Can’t believe he’s been lost from the game.
The final member of the Class of 2021 is a man who needs no introduction, simply the greatest captain our club has ever known – the 20th inductee into the Leeds Rugby League Hall of Fame – Sir Kevin Sinfield pic.twitter.com/79JShIlIc7
— Leeds Rhinos (@leedsrhinos) August 1, 2021
Great work from his father and son.
— Hindley ARLFC (@HindleyArlfc) July 31, 2021
What’s in the papers
Postponing the World Cup to 2022 could cause chaos with playing venues, as every single venue will need to be re-negotiated, which would require a change to schedule. (The Sun)
NRL clubs are standing firm with Australia and New Zealand over their refusal to travel for the 2021 World Cup. South Sydney CEO Blake Solly said: “This rate of infection is far too high for us to be confident the players will not contract Covid-19 during the World Cup in the UK.” Who needs enemies, eh. (The Guardian)
Canberra’s former Wigan forward Ryan Sutton turns 26 today (August 2).
Also celebrating: ex-Hull KR and Toulouse coach Justin Morgan (46); New Zealand international Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (26); former Wakefield prop Ned Catic (43)
What’s on TV/radio
9am – Live NRL: Canterbury v Gold Coast – Watch NRL
11am – Live NRL: Cronulla v Manly – Watch NRL
7.30pm – Live Super League: Hull FC v St Helens – Sky Sports Arena
George Williams has already scored as many drop goals for Warrington as he did in his whole career at Wigan.