Rugby League Today: Roosters linked with Folau, All Blacks star eyes NRL switch & Fifita rejects Souths

Drew Darbyshire

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Dom Manfredi scored on his first game back since April to help Wigan beat Hull FC 26-12 at the DW Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Wigan coach Adrian Lam was impressed with Dom Manfredi’s return to first-team action.

Hull coach Lee Radford was deeply disappointed with his side’s display in their defeat at Wigan.

Mose Masoe says the incoming birth of his fourth child is giving him the inspiration needed to recover from a serious spinal injury.

We’ve got a round-up of the weekend’s Challenge Cup action. Amateur sides bow out, Mike Butt scored four and York snatched a win at London.

What’s in the papers

Sydney Roosters could sign Catalans centre Israel Folau for an NRL comeback in 2021, reports The Daily Telegraph.

David Fifita has rejected South Sydney Rabbitohs’ $5million approach after secret meeting with Sam Burgess, reports Fox Sports.

Australian forward Jason Clark is open to a longer stay at Warrington, reports the Warrington Guardian.

All Blacks star Ardie Savea flags switch from rugby union to NRL, reports The Guardian.

Ash Handley’s knee injury isn’t ringing alarm bells with Leeds coach Richard Agar, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson is a class act.

Back with a bang.


What’s on TV/Radio

Challenge Cup fifth round draw – BBC Sport Online (6:30pm)

Super League Show – BBC One (11:40pm)

Journalist Gary Carter on how the rugby league family rallied around him. The fourth episode of The Last Tackle is out now.

Super League’s Out Of Your League podcast is back, featuring Tommy Makinson, Paul Sculthorpe and Paul Wellens.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

Betfred have launched a magazine show called The Last Tackle on YouTube, hosted by Mark Pearson.

Tanya Arnold hosts the Super League Show.

Podcast: The Final Hooter 2020 #3 – interviews with Adrian Lam, Kristian Woolf and Steve Price.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.

The latest Total Rugby League Show is available to download now, hosted by Ben Hughes.

The In Touch Show is out now by Betfred.


Former Great Britain international Gareth Raynor turns 42 today.

Also celebrating; Leeds prop Adam Cuthbertson (35), ex-Warrington forward Ben Harrison (32) and Ireland international George King (25).


Leeds hold the record of most tries scored in a Super League season, with the Rhinos going over 213 times in 2005.

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