Rugby League Today: Sneyd for England, WCC needs more love & gymnastics helps Widdop

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Cameron Smith is hoping to earn a new contract with Leeds after a promising start to the 2020 campaign.

Brian Noble has left his role as director of rugby at Toronto by mutual consent.

League 1 side Rochdale have confirmed that they will face Valencia Huracanes in a friendly in the UK.

Wigan half-back Jackson Hastings hasn’t thought about defending his Man of Steel award and instead wants to win a Super League title.

Adrian Morley believes front-row firepower can propel St Helens to glory in Saturday’s World Club Challenge.

What’s in the papers

Luke Briscoe determined to cement place with Leeds, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Lee Radford discusses Marc Sneyd being underrated and the Hull FC half-back’s international claims, reports Hull Live.

Warrington star Gareth Widdop on how gymnastics helped his rugby league career, reports the Mirror.

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson says the World Club Challenge needs to be shown more love, reports The Guardian.

Ex-teacher Kristian Woolf out to make St Helens top of the rugby league class, reports The Sun.

What’s on social

A fine gesture.

That step from Oliver Gildart…

Kristian Woolf explains his selection of injured man Mark Percival for the World Club Challenge…

What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE: Castleford v Wakefield – Sky Sports Arena (7:45pm)

Journalist Gary Carter on how the rugby league family rallied around him. The fourth episode of The Last Tackle is out now.

Super League’s Out Of Your League podcast is back, featuring Tommy Makinson, Paul Sculthorpe and Paul Wellens.

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

Betfred have launched a magazine show called The Last Tackle on YouTube, hosted by Mark Pearson.

Tanya Arnold hosts the Super League Show.

Podcast: The Final Hooter 2020 #3 – interviews with Adrian Lam, Kristian Woolf and Steve Price.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

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

The latest Total Rugby League Show is available to download now, hosted by Ben Hughes.

The In Touch Show is out now by Betfred.

Birthdays

Featherstone full-back Craig Hall turns 32 today.

Also celebrating; Hull KR utility Will Dagger (21), Barrow player Nathan Mossop (32) and former NRL player Marmin Barba (29).

Trivia

Leeds hold the record for scoring most points in a single Super League season with 1,152 back in 2005.

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