Rugby League Today: Survival of SL clubs priority, NRL stars deregistered & Scott Taylor’s favourite XIII

Drew Darbyshire

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Rochdale chairman Andy Mazey is the latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks about Leigh’s Northern Rail Cup triumph in 2013, The Shay and his favourite player.

We have picked out the best of the rugby league isolation XIII videos.

Our latest quiz is online. Can you name Salford’s 17-man squad from the 2019 Super League Grand Final?

We look at six of the greatest wingers to ever play in the NRL. There are some big names not on the list.

Toronto chairman Bob Hunter has revealed Super League clubs are discussing the possibility of suspending relegation.

What’s in the papers

Paul Sculthorpe insists St Helens prop Luke Thompson will be brilliant in the NRL, reports St Helens Star.

The NRL has deregistered Canterbury Bulldogs duo Jayden Okunbor and Corey Harawira-Naera, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

Rugby league club helping NHS workers and the vulnerable – with the aid of some famous friends, reports the Mirror.

Hull FC star Scott Taylor picks his favourite XIII of current and former team-mates, reports Hull Live.

Wakefield chief Michael Carter says the survival of our Super League clubs at the end of the season is the game’s priority, reports The Yorkshire Post.

What’s on social

This concept kits are superb.

Zak finally did it!

Rugby league is a wonderful game.

What’s on TV/Radio

Fox League LIVE – Fox League (5am)

Rugby AM – FreeSports (6pm)

LIVE Fox League Mornings – Fox League (9pm)

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.

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.


Former New Zealand and St Helens half-back Lance Hohaia turns 37 today.

Also celebrating; ex-Australia international Phil Daley (56), Lebanon legend Hazem El Masri (44) and former Salford forward Andy Burgess (50).


The highest Super League attendance (excluding Magic Weekend and Grand Final) came in 2019, when 31,555 people watched Catalans beat Wigan at the Nou Camp.

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