Rugby League Today: World Cup countdown, Escare’s future & Parcell eyes Hull KR stay

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

A player to watch from: Broncos, Raiders, Bulldogs, Sharks, Titans, Sea Eagles, Storm and Knights.

NRL talking points: Justin Holbrook’s Titans, Kalyn Ponga inspires Knights and superb Roosters.

St George Illawarra have released a statement confirming the club’s support of Paul McGregor as head coach.

Featherstone chairman Mark Campbell says he is concerned about the future of the 2020 Championship and League 1 campaigns.

The ARLC has approved the continuation of the NRLW for the 2020 season, commencing in September.

What’s in the papers

Morgan Escare set for an early exit from Wigan, reports Wigan Today.

Days 500, games zero: England devise new battle plan for World Cup, reports The Guardian.

Hull KR star Shaun Kenny-Dowall hoping coronavirus doesn’t ruin boxing plans, reports the Daily Star.

Matt Parcell targets new Hull KR deal, reports Hull Live.

Why Sam Tomkins expects George Williams to get even better in the NRL, reports Wigan Today.

What’s on social

This is great marketing!

England and Australia to be based in Manchester for the World Cup…

500 days to go until the World Cup gets underway!

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (9am)

NRL 360 – Watch NRL (9:30am)

Matty Johns Podcast – Wach NRL (10:30am)

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.


Melbourne full-back Ryan Papenhuyzen turns 22 today.

Also celebrating; New Zealand Warriors forward Josh Curran (21), former Melbourne star Dane Nielsen (35) and Lebanon international Kayne Kalache (22).


Lee Briers holds the record for most drop goals kicked in a Super League season, having kicked 11 for Warrington in the 2002 campaign.

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More on site

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My Set of Six: with Saints legend Paul Sculthorpe featuring Ellery Hanley & Challenge Cup finals

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