Rugby League Today: Sonny Bill needs surgery, Carney slams New York plans & latest gossip

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

The off the record gossip column has gone down a storm this week. Which prop are St Helens lining up? Where is Junior Moors going? Which Wigan youngster is set to receive a new deal? Find out in the rumour mill.

The NRL season gets underway this weekend, and we’ve got a preview for every game being played.

The popular French round-up feature is on site now. Limoux march on, Toulouse suffer points deduction and Villefranche reach Cup final.

New York want to enter League 1 in 2022, and we have listed everything you need to know about the club.

Wigan prop Ollie Partington has been banned for four matches for a cannonball tackle on Hull KR’s Robbie Mulhern.

What’s in the papers

Why Ricky Stuart understands the scrutiny George Williams faces at Canberra Raiders, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

Toronto Wolfpack star Sonny Bill Williams needs knee surgery, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Warrington coach Steve Price has challenged his Warrington side to continue the development of their confidence at Hull FC tonight, reports Warrington Guardian.

 New York to join rugby league pyramid – and go step further than Toronto, reports The Sun.

Adrian Lam is confident Ollie Partington will learn a harsh lesson from his suspension – but put his mistake into context, reports Wigan Today.

What’s on social

Nice, fun content.

Toronto have got their first win of 2020.

Brian Carney doesn’t mince his words.

What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE: Hull FC v Warrington – Sky Sports Arena & Sky Sports Mix (7:45pm)

LIVE: Parramatta v Canterbury – Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Arena (9am)

Thursday Night League – Fox League (8am)

Late Show with Matty Johns – Fox League (10:55am)

Rugby League Back Chat – FreeSports (6pm)

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 Brian McDermott.

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 #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.

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

The In Touch Show is out now by Betfred.


England and Warrington half-back Gareth Widdop turns 31 today.

Also celebrating; Gold Coast Titans centre Kallum Watkins (29), Hull KR half-back Ryan Brierley (28) and Salford’s assistant coach Paul Rowley (45).


Lee Briers holds the record for most drop goals in a Super League game, having kicked five for Warrington in a 16-11 defeat at Halifax back in 2002.

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    • Tell that to the New York Giants, New York Jets, New York Red Bulls, etc.
      But seriously, it has to do with the fact that the New York Metropolitan Area is larger than the city itself, so teams within that area (even if not in New York proper) are still covered by New York local broadcast rights.

  1. Didn’t know Brian Carney could swim.
    Learn something new everyday. Hope he has stamina. It’s a long way 🤫😉. Where would he start from?

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