Rugby League Today: Toronto linked with Latrell, Warrington squash Widdop rumours & Sonny Bill impact

Drew Darbyshire

We have wrapped up the latest news in the rugby league world.

What’s on site

We have selected the top five international players in 2019 – no British have made the cut.

Check out all of the latest transfer stories in paper talk. Jarrod Sammut has been linked with Leigh, while Jamie Ellis is set for a move back to Hull KR.

The latest guest on the RL diet is Great Britain and Warrington forward Joe Philbin, who talks intermittent fasting and not eating until midday, in partnership with Heaven ‘N’ Health.

We have picked out the top 13 standout players of the 2019 NRL season in a must read feature.

Editor James Gordon has filed his latest column. He discusses the small things in rugby league that add up to the bigger picture.

What’s in the papers

Sydney Roosters approach Toronto Wolfpack to solve Latrell Mitchell headache, report The Sydney Morning Herald.

Sonny Bill Williams’ impact in Super League may bring millions of pounds in to rugby league, report The Sun.

Warrington have moved to deny rumours of a long-term injury to marquee signing Gareth Widdop, report Warrington Guardian.

Leeds youngster Harry Newman has sights set on England call-up, report the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Every word Mahe Fonua said on Tonga hopes, Sonny Bill Williams and his preferred position, report Hull Live.

What’s on social

Sonny Bill is a well-oiled machine.

Sensational tweeting (again) from Warrington.

Some wise words from Wigan’s defence coach Matty Peet on the return of the reserves.

If any club would like to send us any decorations for the LRL office tree – please get in touch!

What’s on TV/Radio

Podcast: The Final Hooter International #2 – full-time report and analysis by Love Rugby League.

Episode 44: Love Rugby League Weekly, hosted by Drew Darbyshire.

The latest Forty20 Rugby League podcast is available to download now.


Tonga and Melbourne Storm star Solomone Kata turns 25 today.

Also celebrating: Leigh’s new recruit Mark Ioane (29). Former Great Britain ace Colin Dixon and ex-Warrington utility Paul Darbyshire would have been 76 and 50 today.


Bradford, London, Newcastle and Widnes will be the only non-Super League clubs to take part in next season’s relaunched reserves competition.