Rugby League Today: Shearer backs Burrow & best wishes to Leuluai family

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league…

What’s on site

Rugby Blood: former rugby league star Keith Mason launches new comic book.

St Helens winger Tommy Makinson has ban reduced on appeal.

Season over for Hull KR winger Ethan Ryan.

Wigan captain Tommy Leuluai ruled out for the season.

Plans for rugby league tournament in Toronto next summer.

What’s in the papers

Wakefield signing Samisoni Langi makes dramatic U-turn after Chris Chester sacking. (Yorkshire Live)

Alan Shearer leads calls for Rob Burrow award as rugby league legend nominated for NTA. (Mirror)

Ash Handley ‘honoured’ to captain Leeds: Winger could also take goal kicking role against Huddersfield. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Scott Taylor discusses injury frustrations, the impact of a derby win and renewed World Cup ambitions. (Hull Daily Mail)

John Bateman promises fireworks in Wigan-St Helens derby. (Wigan Today)

What’s on social

Our best wishes go to the Leuluai family at this time.

It was great to catch up with former St Helens and Huddersfield prop Keith Mason earlier this week.

Vote now…

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Try Time – Sky Sports Arena (7pm)


Former Tonga, Hull and Bradford favourite Tevita Vaikona turns 47 today (August 18).

Also celebrating; Toulouse winger Jy Hitchcox (32), former Scotland international Harvey Burnett (26), Sheffield prop Tyler Dickinson (25), Samoa international Brian To’o (23) and Wigan and Ireland prop Liam Byrne (22).


Hull KR captain Shaun Kenny-Dowall has not missed a game since joining the club from Newcastle Knights ahead of the 2020 season.

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