Rugby League Today: Ward’s acting bug, Hull KR owner sends out warning & Hoffman wanted Wigan return

Drew Darbyshire
Stevie Ward

Stevie Ward in action for Leeds

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Immortal Andrew Johns has selected his top five Englishmen who have played in the NRL era.

Super League dream XIII based on top try scorers in each position. This star-studded line-up has racked up 1,963 tries between them.

Barrow prop Carl Forster is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Andy Farrell, Paul Sculthorpe and Derwent Park, Workington.

Phil Clarke has treated Martin Offiah to a special Wembley cake after costing his former Wigan team-mate £10,000 in the 1994 Challenge Cup final.

St Helens coach Kristian Woolf believes playing the rest of the Super League season in a condensed period is doable – but insists player welfare must be taken into consideration.

What’s in the papers

How rugby league’s NRL will return to training this week ahead of May restart, reports the Mirror.

Neil Hudgell: Club owners will not work with guns held to their head in union row, reports The Sun.

St Helens may play in multiple matches at one venue when season resumes, reports St Helens Star.

Ryan Hoffman says he wishes he had returned to Wigan for a second spell, reports Wigan Today.

Leeds captain Stevie Ward bitten by acting bug, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

Oh baby…

Peter Mata’utia will be easy to spot once we’re back in action!

Imagine Clash of the Codes these days…

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 Sheffield, Huddersfield and Hull FC winger Matt Crowther turns 46 today.

Also celebrating; Wales international Mike Butt (25), St George Illawarra Dragons forward Tyrell Fuimaono (24) and Wakefield full-back Max Jowitt (23).


York hold the record for widest winning margin in rugby league, having thrashed West Wales 144-0 in League 1 back in 2018.

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