Rugby League Today: Williams earns high praise, Championship coach on season resumption & Davies highlights

Drew Darbyshire

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

A combined XIII of stars who have played for both Wigan and St Helens. This is some side!

Our latest quiz is online now. Can you name the England team that lost to New Zealand in the 2013 World Cup semi-final?

Wigan forward Morgan Smithies is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Sean O’Loughlin, Headingley and his favourite rugby league memory.

Super League chief executive Robert Elstone says clubs are doing everything they can to play games in front of fans as part of an extended season.

Hull KR owner Neill Hudgell says the strength of the club in 2021 will be determined by their actions in 2020.

What’s in the papers

Cooper Cronk says George Williams has made an outstanding impact in the NRL, reports Wigan Today.

Rugby league’s Jansin Turgut on mental health battle that led to suicide attempt, reports the Mirror.

Batley coach Craig Lingard fears season won’t resume, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Gareth Ellis – Why I will be watching the NRL resumption with keen interest, reports The Yorkshire Post.

‘We need to protect our owners’ – Hull KR coach Tony Smith’s warning for the sport, reports Hull Live.

What’s on social

Who am I?

This is the best video you’ll watch all day…

Jonathan Davies was some player!

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 Queensland, Brisbane, South Sydney, Sydney Roosters and Gold Coast forward Ashley Harrison turns 38 today.

Also celebrating; Rochdale hooker Sean Penkywicz (38), Fiji international Tui Kamikamica (26) and New Zealand international Corey Harawira-Naera (25).


Runcorn Highfield hold the record of longest losing run in all matches, having been defeated 61 times on the bounce between 1989-91.

The run consisted of 55 Division Two, 2 Challenge Cup ties, 2 Regal Trophy and 2 Lancashire Cup ties.

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