Rugby League Today: Toronto trip doubts, Leeds squad numbers & Warrington relaxed on recruitment

Drew Darbyshire

We sum up everything that has gone on in rugby league over the last 24 hours.

What’s on site

There have been thousands of stories on Love Rugby League this year – but we have picked out five features that you need to read. There are some brilliant tales in the piece.

Hull KR have signed Jamie Ellis from Castleford and Ryan Brierley from Toronto for the 2020 campaign.

In our latest throwback feature, we look back at the Exiles games against England. Highlights of the matches are embedded in the article.

The first round draw for the 2020 Challenge Cup has been made. There are some tough ties for the expansion clubs.

Leigh have confirmed the signing of half-back Jarrod Sammut from Wigan, while Catalans have released Matty Smith from his contract.

What’s in the papers

NRL’s head of football Graham Annesley has announced a raft of rule changes to be introduced for the 2020 season, including a controversial captain’s challenge, report The Guardian.

With Jarrod Sammut gone, Wigan Today discusses what Wigan’s half-back options are for 2020.

Leeds reveal second batch of squad numbers for 2020 – with two positions left vacant for possible new recruits, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Hull FC chief Lee Radford expresses doubts about Toronto Wolfpack plans, report The Yorkshire Post.

Warrington coach Steve Price is related about the pursuit of further additions to his squad, report the Warrington Guardian.

What’s on social

Salford hooker Joey Lussick has provided his brother Darcy with some advice ahead of his boxing fight against Justin Hodges.

This is pretty cool content from Penrith Panthers.

Super League has some brilliant young guns.

What’s on TV/Radio

The latest Love Rugby League Lunch Hour was recorded on Thursday.

RUGBY LEAGUE LUNCH HOUR 05.12Drew and Josh talk Super League, Championship and much more. Join in the debate, comment below.

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

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

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


Leeds legend Danny McGuire turns 37 today.

Also celebrating; Warrington centre Luther Burrell (32), London Skolars winger Iliess Macani (26) and former New South Wales prop Ben Cross (41).


The 2020 campaign will be the first in 20 seasons that Super League will not have Danny McGuire playing in it.