Rugby League Today: TV star slams Folau, clubs frustrated with Catalans & Kelly loses weight

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Catalans have signed controversial character Israel Folau on a one-year deal.

Wigan have confirmed their round six game against Catalans on March 22 will now be Pride Day, with the Warriors looking to support the LGBTQ+ community.

Super League chief executive Robert Elstone is frustrated with Catalans signing controversial character Israel Folau.

Former dual-code international and Sky Sports presenter Brian Carney has slammed Catalans Dragons for the signing of Israel Folau.

Toronto Wolfpack’s round five clash with St Helens will now be played at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington.

What’s in the papers

Toronto ready to roll out red carpet for Harry and Meghan in Canada, report The Sun.

Albert Kelly loses weight – and his Hull FC No. 6 jersey – ahead of new Super League season, report The Yorkshire Post.

Richie Myler is settling into new role with Leeds, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Super League 2020 team-by-team guide: storms set to accompany Folau, report The Guardian.

Tony Smith says Mose Masoe inspiration can help Hull KR prove the pundits wrong, report the Mirror.

What’s on social

Coronation Street favourite Antony Cotton has had his say on Catalans signing Israel Folau.

Keegan Hirst, who was the first professional rugby league player to come out as gay, is truly disappointed with the Dragons.

A reminder of why we fell in love with the game…

What’s on TV/Radio

Rugby AM – FreeSports (6pm)

Inside Super League – Sky Sports Arena (7pm)

Super League’s Out Of Your League podcast is back, featuring Sam Burgess.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is back, with Warrington chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick being a special guest.

Betfred have launched a magazine show called The Last Tackle on YouTube, hosted by Mark Pearson.

Tanya Arnold is joined by the stars of Super League to look ahead to the 2020 season in the first Super League Show of 2020.

Podcast: The Final Hooter 2020 #1 – we are back with a bang!

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.

We’ve got some top video content coming soon (biased, we know).

Birthdays

Jamaica international Mo Agoro turns 27 today.

Also celebrating; ex-Harlequins and London Skolars prop David Williams (33), former Hull FC prop Josh Cordoba (36) and ex-Widnes hooker Robert Relf (49).

Trivia

Sonny Bill Williams will wear the number 21 in his first season in Super League.

3 Comments

  1. Falou….has broken French Law by his Hate speech on social media…..Penal Code article R 624-3 he has violated and is strong grounds for his Visa to be refused. …hope they do

    • Are you really that stupid. Can’t cancel his visa on religious grounds. RUA failed and got sued.. plus the fact it was said months ago not while he was in France.. DUH

  2. Thank you for taking our radioactive trash , how you can still see the treasure in him is beyond Australia. He still has refused to remove the hate speech from his web site even after being sacked, Being found guilty of breaching his contract and then gaining a pay out to just get rid of him. He’s not one bit interested in any way changing his thoughts. So if you think he will not bring unwanted bad karma to your club you are wrong. You have put aside the reality of his belief that his religious freedom allows him to hate any one he likes or is different to him for the sake that he may be able to play sport well. Thats like hiring a Neo Nazi who refuses to denounce his beliefs which you accept as on the basis of the promise he won’t say any thing more about it.But know he won’t back down when dealing with jews.

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