Rugby League Today: Saints march on, high flying Dragons & World Cup discussion

Joel Thompson of St Helens celebrates the opening try against Hull

A wrap up of the latest rugby league news…

What’s on site

Hull 10-42 St Helens: Jack Welsby hat-trick helps Saints cruise to victory.

Hull KR 16-23 Catalans: Dragons make it 12 wins in a row.

Castleford 16-34 Huddersfield: Tigers suffer blow to play-off hopes against Giants.

Leigh make swoop for NRL duo.

Mikolaj Oledzki reports racist comments to RFL.

What’s in the papers

Wigan youngster James McDonnell has joined York on loan. (Wigan Today)

Brett Hodgson bemoans Hull’s discipline and provides injury latest on key men. (Hull Daily Mail)

Kevin Sinfield: Leeds legend won’t rule out future Headingley return. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

RFL investigated Mikolaj Oledzki’s allegations of racist abuse by Warrington supporter. (The Guardian)

Tony Smith upbeat despite latest Catalans setback as he reveals Adam Quinlan issue. (Hull Daily Mail)

What’s on social

What a talent Jack Welsby is.

12 wins and counting for Les Dracs.

Kevin Sinfield has been inducted into the Leeds Rhinos Hall of Fame following his final game as the club’s director of rugby.

What’s on TV/Radio

What next for the World Cup?

Super League Show – BBC Two (0:15am)

Birthdays

New Zealand’s dual-code legend Sonny Bill Williams turns 36 today (August 3).

Also celebrating; Wigan legend Frano Botica (58) and Toulouse coach Sylvain Houles (40).

Trivia

Australia have won the World Cup the most times with 11 triumphs to their name. The Kangaroos are also the current holders having won it in 2017.

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