Rugby League Today: Richardson on wasted year, Valencia double-header & more marquee players

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

The off the record rumour and gossip column is out now and it is a must read. The Valencia double-header has fell through, while we have the latest on Jackson Hastings.

Bradford have announced their reserve squad for the 2020 season, and it includes a couple of international players.

In this week’s six tackles feature, we look at the top six wingers in the 2019 Super League season.

Rochdale have made three new signings ahead of the 2020 League 1 season, with one of them being veteran hooker Sean Penkywicz.

Coventry will return to the Butts Park Arena for 2020, with a new artificial turf being laid down at the ground.

What’s in the papers

Indigenous submission expected by NRL on national anthem boycott, report The Guardian.

Castleford recruit Danny Richardson keen to make up for “wasted year” with St Helens, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds half-back Callum McLelland has played internationally for Scotland but has not ruled out playing for England – the country of his birth, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan has floated the idea of introducing a third marquee player for Super League clubs, report Wigan Today.

Plenty of interest in dual-reg partnership with Hull FC but discussions yet to begin, report Hull Live.

What’s on social

The new Dewsbury home shirt is a belter.

Rugby league has been played in worse places.

One of the best rugby league grounds?

What’s on TV/Radio

The latest Love Rugby League Lunch Hour was recorded on Thursday.

RUGBY LEAGUE LUNCH HOUR 05.12Drew and Josh talk Super League, Championship and much more. Join in the debate, comment below.

Posted by Love Rugby League on Thursday, December 5, 2019

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 Chasing Kangaroos – An International Rugby League podcast is available to download now.

Birthdays

Wales and St Helens speedster Regan Grace turns 23 today.

Also celebrating; Hull KR’s new recruit Matty Gee (25), Samoa international Joey Leilua (28) and ex-Australia and Tonga international Tony Williams (30).

Trivia

The only clubs that haven’t won an NRL Premiership are New Zealand Warriors and Gold Coast Titans.

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