Rugby League Today: Williams praised, Catalans and Toronto latest & NRL returns in style

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Wigan centre Jake Bibby is our latest guest on My Set of Six. He talks Greg Inglis, Headingley and his favourite memory in the game.

It was the Tommy Turbo show at the Central Coast Stadium as the Manly full-back put on a magnificent display to help his side to a 32-6 victory over Canterbury on Sunday.

Penrith and Newcastle were made to settle for a 14-14 draw at Campbelltown Stadium on Sunday – even after 10 minutes of golden point extra-time.

Super League clubs have voted unanimously to retain the salary cap at the existing level of £2.1million for 2021.

Top 13 players who never won the Dally M Medal.

What’s in the papers

Toronto and Catalans prepare to decamp to England, reports The Guardian.

Super League stars get on their bikes to help Rob Burrow and set a new world record, reports the Mirror.

Gareth Ellis says it is great that players have a voice which is finally being heard, reports The Yorkshire Post.

Brad Fittler says ‘brilliant’ George Williams was 10/10 in Canberra’s win over Melbourne, reports Wigan Today.

Warrington forward Matt Davis believes Warrington will be well placed to make an impact when rugby league returns, reports Warrington Guardian.

What’s on social

The NRL’s return round didn’t disappoint!

What a pass from George Williams!

The chase back from Brett Morris is incredible…

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.

Birthdays

Gold Coast Titans half-back Tyrone Roberts turns 29 today.

Also celebrating; former Cronulla, North Queensland and Penrith player Geoff Bell (47), former Great Britain international Karl Fairbank (57) and former Widnes international David Mills (39).

Trivia

Parramatta hold the record for most points scored by a team in a NRL season, with the Eels scoring 984 points in 2001.

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More on site

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

My Set of Six: with Saints prop Kyle Amor featuring Jamie Peacock & his Cumbrian wish

1 Comment

  1. Interesting. RL has returned in Australia gaining large TV audiences. Soccer is gearing up here as well as lots of other minority sports and RL in this country is ………….
    Well let’s face it, it’s dithering. It could have been a jewel in SKYs armoury and created interest. Instead soccer will take the lead and RL will be left behind AGAIN.

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