Rugby League Today: Wane ponders Exiles return, Agar hails Leeds players & Hull KR squad impress Smith

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

The RFL and ARLC have confirmed the cancellation of the Ashes series between England and Australia this autumn.

Huddersfield winger Akuila Uate will return to Australia this week after being released from his contract.

Our Brits Down Under feature is back. Love Rugby League has taken an in depth look into how the British contingent got on in the NRL’s returning round.

NRL talking points: James Tedesco’s standout stats, George Williams shines & Tom Trbojevic magic.

St Helens centre Mark Percival is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Jamie Lyon, Matt Gidley and scoring in the 2019 Grand Final.

What’s in the papers

England’s Shaun Wane ponders Exiles revival after upcoming Ashes series is cancelled, reports The Guardian.

Leeds boss Richard Agar has hailed the effort his players have put in as rugby league’s shutdown enters its fourth month, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Hull KR coach Tony Smith impressed with ingenuity of Hull KR squad in lockdown, reports Hull Live.

Opportunity for England to be tested by Exiles appeals to coach Shaun Wane, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Shaun Wane eyes Exiles revival following scrapping of Ashes, reports Wigan Today.

What’s on social

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Leeds have released a heritage shirt.

What’s on TV/Radio

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.

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 Australia and New South Wales representative Todd Carney turns 34 today.

Also celebrating; South Sydney winger Campbell Graham (21), former Wales international Hefin O’Hare (41) and Ireland international Will Hope (27).


Manly hold the record for largest winning margin in a NRL Grand Final, beating Melbourne 40-0 in 2008.

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More on site

My Set of Six: with Saints centre Mark Percival featuring Jamie Lyon & Matt Gidley

My Set of Six: with Wigan centre Jake Bibby featuring Greg Inglis & Headingley

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