Rugby League Today: Widdop injury update, Manfredi returns & Latrell leaving Sydney Roosters

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Warrington’s new recruit Samy Kibula hopes to take to the field with his younger brother one day for the club’s first-team.

Danny Richardson says he didn’t receive a Super League winners’ ring from St Helens last season, despite playing 12 games.

Warrington have confirmed marquee signing Gareth Widdop has picked up a lower limb injury in training. He will miss the start of the Super League season.

London Broncos have appointed Will Lovell as their new captain for the 2020 Championship season.

Whitehaven have re-signed forward Karl Olstrom. He will enter his second spell with the Cumbrian club.

What’s in the papers

Tyla Hepi keen to make his own name at Castleford, report The Yorkshire Post.

Wakefield star Jacob Miller explains how he was forced to deliver daughter at home, report the Mirror.

Prince Harry is set to face a media storm when he returns to Buckingham Palace next Thursday to host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup draw, report The Sun.

Warrington coach Steve Price has outlined the next steps in Gareth Widdop’s recovery from the injury that will force him out of the opening weeks of the 2020 season, report Warrington Guardian.

Wigan winger Dom Manfredi has returned to full training this week, report Wigan Today.

What’s on social

It’s great to see Jansin Turgut looking well!

We attended Warrington’s media day at The Botanist yesterday. The food was spot on!

Latrell Mitchell confirmed on his instagram that he is leaving Sydney Roosters.

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Firstly I want to thank @sydneyroosters for everything they have done for me an my family. I can not describe the way I feel right now but just wanted to let everyone know involved in my career through my stint here, I am so very grateful for you all. To the fans, thanks you ! Wouldn’t be a game without you. Humbled to be able to play with such a rich history club didn’t think as a Country boy I’d be able to transition to the city but roosters made that possible. To the boys !! I love yas. Playing along side of you all was something I’ll hold close to my heart. Nothing has been made official as of yet. But my stay at the roosters has come to an end. On to the next chapter where ever that may be. ❤️??

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What’s on TV/Radio

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

Episode 46: Love Rugby League Weekly, hosted by deputy editor Drew Darbyshire.

The latest Chasing Kangaroos – An International Rugby League podcast is available to download now.

The latest Howlin’ Hour podcast is available to download now. Toronto Wolfpack founder Eric Perez is a special guest on the show.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.


Ireland and Catalans hooker Micky McIlorum turns 32 today.

Also celebrating; Palau back-rower Ben Pomeroy (36), Hull FC centre Carlos Tuimavave (28) and South Sydney Rabbitohs playmaker Cody Walker (30).


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Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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