Rugby League Today: Woolford eyes long-term Huddersfield stay & Morley swaps rugby for theatre

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

There is plenty of speculation regarding transfers in paper talk. Huddersfield are eyeing up a Samoa international, while Leeds have been linked with Shannon Boyd.

A documentary about Physical Disability Rugby League has left people with a tear in their eyes.

We are getting through a lot of the interviews we conducted while at the French Magic Weekend a couple of weeks ago. We look at the plan to re-establish rugby league in France’s third biggest city, Lyon.

Does rugby league lack confidence? The latest column from editor James Gordon is out now.

Widnes have signed veteran half-back Matty Smith following his release from Catalans.

What’s in the papers

Jackson Hastings says he is “licking his lips” at the prospect of lining up in Wigan’s side next season, report Wigan Today.

Former Warrington hero Adrian Morley is swapping the rugby pitch for the theatre stage this week, report Warrington Guardian.

Ash Handley admits he expected to play in the final match of the Great Britain Lions tour and will use the snub as extra motivation to win his first England cap in 2020, report The Yorkshire Post.

Huddersfield coach Simon Woolford is keen to extend his deal with the club as he believes his work there is “only half done”, report The Yorkshire Post.

Chris Satae Q&A – The Hull FC prop on the Hull accent, Christmas and pattie butties, report Hull Live.

What’s on social

Barrie McDermott wants to see War of the Roses return or a combined Celtic XIII to face England in a mid-season international.


Bradford’s new home kit is stunning.

What’s on TV/Radio

The latest Love Rugby League Lunch Hour was recorded on Thursday.

RUGBY LEAGUE LUNCH HOUR 12.12Drew and Josh discuss all things rugby league. Join the debate, comment below.

Posted by Love Rugby League on Thursday, December 12, 2019

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.


Fiji international Brayden Wiliame turns 27 today.

Also celebrating; Castleford full-back Jordan Rankin (28), Toronto winger Liam Kay (28) and Toulouse forward Frank Winterstein (33).


The last time England played one of the home nations in a one-off test was in 2009. England beat Wales 48-12 in front of 3,249 at Brewery Field, Bridgend.

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