Rugby League Today: RFL considers rule changes & Gale on England and 2021 World Cup

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

A player to watch from: Cowboys, Eels, Panthers, Rabbitohs, Dragons, Roosters, Warriors & Tigers.

RLWC2021 have revealed the team bases for all competing nations across the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments.

NRL Preview: Ben Te’o set for league comeback, Nathan Cleary returns for Panthers and Benji Marshall misses out.

A player to watch from: Broncos, Raiders, Bulldogs, Sharks, Titans, Sea Eagles, Storm & Knights.

Great Britain and St Helens legend Paul Sculthorpe is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Ellery Hanley, Challenge Cup finals and his wish for the future of rugby league.

What’s in the papers

Luke Gale keen to force his way into Shaun Wane’s expansive England World Cup team, reports the Mirror.

Bevan French will soon be back on board at Wigan, reports Wigan Today.

RFL considers major rule changes ahead of Super League resumption, reports Hull Live.

Jack Hughes believes Warrington is in for a real treat when it hosts Papua New Guinea for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, reports Warrington Guardian.

Scott Taylor column: Lee Radford’s golf game, Whatsapp and the Super League restart, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

You can only sign one…

George Carmont was quality!

This is a great watch.

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9:30am)

LIVE NRL: Manly Sea Eagles v Brisbane Broncos – Sky Sports Arena (10:55am)

Late Show with Matty Johns – Watch NRL (12:45pm)

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.


New Zealand Warriors coach Stephen Kearney turns 48 today.

Also celebrating; Catalans utility Samisoni Langi (27), Canberra forward Hudson Young (22) and former Canterbury and Leigh favourite Reni Maitua (38).


Welshman Jim Sullivan holds the record for most goals in a match for Wigan, kicking 22 goals against Flimby & Fothergill in 1925.

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More on site

Four legends who could become future Immortals

My Set of Six: with Saints legend Paul Sculthorpe featuring Ellery Hanley & Challenge Cup finals

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