Rugby League Today: Shots fired at Leeds, Castleford recruitment plans & Warrington’s documentary trailer

Drew Darbyshire

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

There is plenty of transfer speculation in the latest paper talk. Toronto are set to re-sign a former player, while ex-Huddersfield playmaker Matt Frawley is set to return to the NRL.

Huddersfield, Halifax and Hunslet will join forces to field a reserve team in the relaunched Reserves League in 2020.

We have taken an in-depth look in to the top five Super League try scorers in 2019.

The latest column from editor James Gordon is not to be missed. He talks identity, reserves and salary cap.

Hull KR and Featherstone have revealed their squad numbers for the 2020 season.

What’s in the papers

Sir Ian McGeechan fires shot at Leeds as one of the reasons why Yorkshire Carnegie failed on his watch, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

The trailer for a new documentary revealing the remarkable rise of Warrington’s physical disability rugby league has been released, report Warrington Guardian.

Castleford boss Daryl Powell has no initial plans to recruit a half-back to replace departed Jamie Ellis – but could have a new one already within the club, report The Yorkshire Post.

Street gangs, prison life and second chances: How Manu Ma’u found his way to Hull FC, report Hull Live.

Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan admits he would welcome the return of the Exiles in 2020, report Wigan Today.

What’s on social

This is out of order.

Powerful words from Shaun Wane.

Latrell Mitchell’s drop-goal is just incredible.

What’s on TV/Radio

The latest Love Rugby League Lunch Hour was recorded on Thursday.

RUGBY LEAGUE LUNCH HOUR 05.12Drew and Josh talk Super League, Championship and much more. Join in the debate, comment below.

Posted by Love Rugby League on Thursday, December 5, 2019

Podcast: The Final Hooter International #2 – full-time report and analysis by Love Rugby League.

Episode 44: Love Rugby League Weekly, hosted by deputy editor Drew Darbyshire.

The latest Chasing Kangaroos – An International Rugby League podcast is available to download now.


Workington centre Calvin Wellington turns 25 today.

Also celebrating; Brisbane Broncos centre Richard Kennar (25), ex-New Zealand international Logan Swann (44) and former Wakefield, York and Batley prop Mark Applegarth (34).


Catalans are the only non-British team to have won the Challenge Cup. The Dragons beat Warrington in the final at Wembley in 2018.