Rugby League Today: Toulouse in Super League, Leigh recruitment & Naiqama tribute to Burrow

Kevin Naiqama of St Helens being presented the Harry Sunderland Trophy by Rob Burrow
Kevin Naiqama of St Helens being presented the Harry Sunderland Trophy by Rob Burrow

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league…

What’s on site

Toulouse promoted to Super League after defeating Featherstone.

St Helens win Women’s Super League Grand Final.

Catalans owner vows never to play a final again under English referees.

Workington make it three Cumbrian sides in the Championship for 2022.

Huddersfield win Women’s Super League Shield final.

What’s in the papers

Leigh in driving seat to sign Scotland international. (Manchester Evening News)

Kevin Naiqama’s touching words to Rob Burrow after securing St Helens Super League title. (Mirror)

Can St Helens keep improving after three Super League titles in a row? (The Guardian)

Ex-Hull half-back Mat Head tipping Joe Lovodua for Super League success. (Hull Daily Mail)

Morgan Knowles says “villains” St Helens deserve more credit for trophy dynasty. (Mirror)

What’s on social

There will be two French teams in Super League next season!

What a week for Jodie Cunningham – named Woman of Steel and winning the Grand Final!

What a special moment.

What’s on TV/Radio

Million Pound Game highlights: Toulouse 34-12 Featherstone.

Super League Grand Final highlights: Catalans 10-12 St Helens.

Birthdays

Former Great Britain, Ireland, Hunslet, Leeds and Bradford hooker James Lowes turns 52 today (October 11).

Also celebrating; former St Helens and Catalans forward Zeb Taia (37), Newcastle Thunder hooker Evan Simons (30), Hull forward Ligi Sao (29) and Greece international Robert Tuliatu (26).

Trivia

St Helens winger Tommy Makinson became the first player to be sin-binned in a Super League Grand Final on Saturday.

 

1 Comment

  1. I agree that Catalans was not given a decent go by the officialdom at this final. The first penalty goal to Catalans which was converted actually stopped a potential try being scored by Catalans.Just one of many crucial calls that went against the French team.

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