A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.
What’s on site
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.
Toronto Wolfpack’s lockdown turmoil ‘no surprise’ to Leeds chief Gary Hetherington, reports The Yorkshire Post.
What’s on social
That kit was a beauty!
Best we’ve had👌🏼🇬🇧 https://t.co/BUfLuLKZtu
— Paul Sculthorpe MBE (@PScully13) July 22, 2020
Keep an eye out for this.
Here's an update to the map of all rugby league clubs in the UK.
Super League (Blue)
League 1 (Purple)
National Conference League (Red)
Southern Conference Leagues (Orange)
Regional Leagues (light blue)
Masters, BUCS, women to add. pic.twitter.com/NFKAUq4eWQ
— James Gordon (@jdgsport) July 22, 2020
The excitement is building for the 2021 World Cup!
💬 "The world's eyes will be on it"#RLWC2021 International Ambassador, @Jason15Robinson's view on the opening game at @NUFC's St James' Park and the whole of the men's, women's and wheelchair tournaments.
— Rugby League World Cup 2021 (@RLWC2021) July 22, 2020
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.
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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