Rugby League Today: Sir Alex inspires Wane, Dwyer’s birthmark journey & full-time future concerns

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Danny Addy says representing his Scottish heritage means the world to him – and plays for his grandmother with pride every time he pulls the jersey on.

Corey Makelim on winning 1895 Cup at Wembley and why he re-signed with Sheffield for 2020. The USA international couldn’t have dreamt for a better journey than what he has been on with the Eagles so far.

The Greek Rugby League Association has declared the 2019-20 season void.

Roy Keane has recalled a funny tale of when Wayne Rooney turned rugby league off for the X-Factor on a Manchester United away trip.

Hull KR co-captain Mose Masoe received a warm welcome from his neighbours when he returned home from hospital.

What’s in the papers

Rob Burrow on battle to keep motor neurone disease research going amid COVID-19 lockdown, reports the Mirror.

Shaun Wane hopes Sir Alex Ferguson pep talk can inspire England to World Cup glory, reports The Sun.

NRL embarrassed after players break coronavirus lockdown restrictions to go on camping trip, reports The Independent.

Hull KR owner Neil Hudgell warns rugby league could ‘cease to exist’ as a full-time sport, reports The Guardian.

Leeds star Brad Dwyer bravely opens up on his birthmark and gaining confidence, reports the Daily Star.

What’s on social

You can only sign one… Who are you going for?

“All the Americans that were lined up on the bar having a few beers turned from whatever they were watching and watched the game with me.”

Latrell Mitchell has apologised for breaking the social distancing rules over the weekend.

What’s on TV/Radio

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

Great Britain, England and St Helens prop Luke Thompson turns 25 today.

Also celebrating; London prop Mitch Allgood (31), Queensland representative Tim Glasby (31) and Cronulla centre Jesse Ramien (23).

Trivia

Chris Thorman holds the record for most points in a single rugby league match, with 56 (4t, 20g) points scored for York against Northumbria University in the Challenge Cup back in 2011.

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1 Comment

  1. RL will eventually be a part time professional sport. It never really was set up for full time professionalism, but they tried anyway. It was TV that ‘assisted@ and now sooper dooper League is stuck between a rock and a hard place because the value of the product to broadcasters is much reduced. There are many reasons for this some which are obvious. RL in this country just doesn’t seem to get it’s act together and hasn’t for decades. They cannot make a plan and stick to it. Framing the future anyone LOL!!!

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