Rugby League Today: Roosters favourites for Sonny Bill, Wilkin on Toronto Wolfpack & classic GB kit

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

NRL Preview: Eels welcome Mitch Moses boost, Panthers trio ruled out & Addin Fonua-Blake returns.

Hull KR have extended their dual-registration partnership with Championship side Dewsbury for the 2021 campaign.

Canterbury Bulldogs have announced that Trent Barrett will become the club’s head coach on a three-year deal from 2021.

Canterbury Bulldogs have signed outside-back Nick Cotric from Canberra Raiders on a three-year deal from 2021.

Debut nations across the men’s, women’s and wheelchair variants of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, which will be held together for the first time in England next year, have expressed their enhanced excitement following Tuesday’s fixture reveal.

What’s in the papers

Sydney Roosters in pole position as Sonny Bill Williams talks of ‘real appeal’ of NRL return, reports The Guardian.

Hull KR chairman slams Toronto withdrawal ahead of crunch meeting on Wolfpack future, reports the Mirror.

Jon Wilkin urges rugby league to rally around Toronto as Wolfpack face uncertain future, reports the Mirror.

Toronto Wolfpack’s lockdown turmoil ‘no surprise’ to Leeds chief Gary Hetherington, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Warrington star Chris Hill has given a free kitchen to a carer who has been working tirelessly on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic, reports Warrington Guardian.

What’s on social

That kit was a beauty!

Keep an eye out for this.

The excitement is building for the 2021 World Cup!

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9:30am)

LIVE NRL: Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers (10:55am) – Sky Sports Arena

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.

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.


Former Great Britain and Ireland international and now Sky Sports presenter Brian Carney turns 44 today.

Also celebrating; Widnes half-back Matty Smith (33), Gold Coast Titans forward Jarrod Wallace (29) and former Tonga international Lee Hansen (52).


The Leigh Sports Village will host three World Cup games in 2021 – Wales v Cook Islands, Lebanon v Ireland and Lebanon v Jamaica.

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About Drew Darbyshire 8012 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. The problems at Toronto don’t surprise Mr Hetherington.
    Not surprising really.
    Mr Hudgell is upset as well.
    Again not surprising.
    SL created this scenario so they live with it.

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