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.
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
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.
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.
No! Bring back the War of the Roses Lancs v Yorks all levels we can see the Probables & the Possibles compete plus it’s worth considering a merged @WalesRugbyL @Irelandrl @scotlandrl to make a Celtic team v @England_RL the Exiles doesn’t develop enough of our own for @GB_Lions https://t.co/KAMPaqqt7D
— Barrie McDermott ? (@RLBarrieMc10) December 8, 2019
— Rugby League Best Tries Hits and Biffs (@NBiffs) December 13, 2019
Bradford’s new home kit is stunning.
?Introducing the Bradford Bulls 2020 Home Jersey!
Bradford Bulls are delighted to unveil the Home Kit for the 2020 Season.
— Bradford Bulls (@OfficialBullsRL) December 14, 2019
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.