Rugby League Today: Russell extends Huddersfield stay & rule changes debate

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Report: St George Illawarra claimed their first win of 2020 with a 30-16 victory against Cronulla at Campbelltown Stadium on Sunday.

Toulouse centre Junior Vaivai has signed a new deal that will see him stay at the club until at least the end of 2022.

France are ranked the number one nation in the world as the International Rugby League wheelchair rugby league world rankings are issued for the first time.

Canterbury have signed prop Luke Thompson from St Helens for an undisclosed fee with immediate effect.

Albert Kelly will leave Hull FC at the end of the season so he can head home to Australia with his family.

What’s in the papers

Wigan centre Chris Hankinson taps into PT background, reports Wigan Today.

Wales and Bradford coach John Kear urges RFL to help stop rugby league losing promising stars due to cuts, reports the Mirror.

How Yorkshire and Lancashire would line up if an Origin series was played today, reports Hull Live.

Olly Russell is keen to keep learning under Aidan Sezer and Lee Gaskell after signing a new deal with Huddersfield, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Hull FC forward Gareth Ellis says rule changes must enhance the game and not be for the sake of it, reports The Yorkshire Post.

What’s on social

Another assist for George Williams at the weekend…

Mose Masoe is truly inspiring!

This is class…

What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE NRL: Canterbury Bulldogs v Sydney Roosters – Sky Sports Arena (9:55am)

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9am)

NRL 360 – Watch NRL (9:30am)

Best of Matty Johns – Watch NRL (10:30am)

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.

Super League’s Out Of Your League podcast is back, featuring Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan.

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.

Birthdays

London Broncos coach Danny Ward turns 40 today.

Also celebrating; Hull KR winger Ben Crooks (27), Castleford forward Tyla Hepi (27), Hull FC forward Joe Cator (22) and Catalans pair James Maloney (34) and Josh Drinkwater (28).

Trivia

Wigan’s biggest victory in the club’s history came in 1925, when they beat Flimby & Fothergill 116-0.

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