Rugby League Today: Smith wants clarity, impressive young players & London celebrates

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Warrington winger Tom Lineham has been banned for eight matches after being found guilty of grabbing the testicles of an opponent.

NRL talking points: Wests Tigers final hopes ended, pretty Penrith Panthers & classy Canberra Raiders.

Wakefield ace Chris Green on: His favourite ever player, Challenge Cup success with Hull & Headingley.

York have signed Wakefield centre Ryan Atkins for the 2021 season.

Luther Burrell says the decision to cancel his Warrington contract by mutual consent was largely down to the lack of game time.

What’s in the papers

Sam Powell as hungry as ever as he prepares for 200th game for Wigan, reports Wigan Today.

Tony Smith wants RFL clarity after two more Super League stars banned for testicle grabbing, reports the Mirror.

Celebrating 40 years of professional rugby league in London, reports The Guardian.

Tony Smith wants education given after Tom Lineham’s eight-game ‘squirrel grip’ ban, reports The Sun.

Paul Cooke names the Super League youngster who’s impressed him most this season, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

A Wakefield debut for Eddie Battye this Thursday!

Castleford hooker Paul McShane sits at the top of the Steve Prescott Man of Steel leaderboard.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is a special player.

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9am)

NRL 360 – Watch NRL (9:30am)

Matty Johns Podcast – Watch NRL (10:30am)

Rugby AM – FreeSports (8pm)

Podcast: The Final Hooter #9 – Two rounds of Super League, Hull, Salford and Andy Grundy.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.


Leeds half-back and Scotland international Callum McLelland turns 21 today.

Also celebrating; Scotland international Nick Glohe (28) and Leigh winger Ryan Ince (24).


Leigh hold the record for most points conceded in a Super League season, with the Centurions conceding 1,210 points in the 2005 season.

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About Drew Darbyshire 8165 Articles
Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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