Rugby League Today: Roby ready for restart, Irish club hopes & Challenge Cup latest

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Brits Down Under: Tom Burgess’ 150th NRL game, Luke Thompson impressive & Ryan Sutton’s outstanding stats.

Huddersfield centre Jordan Turner has been granted a testimonial year in 2021.

Toulouse prop Paterika Vaivai has signed a new deal with the club until at least the end of 2022.

Halifax have decided against participating in the RFL’s autumn invitational competition.

Rochdale duo Jordan Syme and Sam Freeman have signed new deals with the club for the 2021 season.

What’s in the papers

James Roby ready to help St Helens make a fresh start as Super League returns, reports the Mirror.

Irish side Dublin Blues hopes to take step towards League 1 in Euro XIII, reports The Sun.

RFL take radical approach to keep Challenge Cup alive with a new draw and only 10 teams, reports Hull Live.

Fit again Mark Percival can’t wait for Saints return, reports St Helens Star.

Mitch Garbutt is determined to end his Hull KR stay on a high after it was confirmed that he will join Toulouse at the end of the season, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

Who is your favourite player of the Super League era?

Super League is almost back!

This is very good to watch.

What’s on TV/Radio

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.

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.


Australia, New South Wales and Melbourne Storm winger Josh Addo-Carr turns 25 today.

Also celebrating; former Castleford winger Nick Youngquest (37), Warrington full-back Matty Ashton (22) and Gold Coast Titans playmaker Tanah Boyd (20).


Hull’s KCOM Stadium will host two matches at the 2021 World Cup – Australia v Fiji in Group B and the quarter-final between Winner C and Runner-up B.

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About Drew Darbyshire 7830 Articles
Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

1 Comment

  1. I assume those that are wanting to expel Toronto are going to apply the same reasoning to Halifax, Sheffield et al for putting ££££ first and the players etc 2nd.
    The fact that those clubs get central funding whereas Toronto don’t is even more disgraceful added to the fact they could get a share of the government loan whereas Toronto don’t.
    If SL/RFL apply sanctions to Toronto then surely they must do the the same to the other clubs not wanting to take part in the Challenge Cup.

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