Rugby League Today: World Cup off, Austin move & Gale ban reduced

What’s on site

Blake Austin will hook up with his old mate Aidan Sezer after agreeing a one-year deal with Leeds for 2022.

The latest gossip column is online, with murmurs about an NRL import and doubts over the future of Luke Gale.

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Kevin Brown is set to return for Salford – plus the rest of this weekend’s Super League squad news.

What’s on social

Here’s a World Cup legacy.


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What’s in the papers

The confirmation that the 2021 World Cup is being postponed is due this morning, with a press conference scheduled. A board meeting on Wednesday night overran and meant a statement wasn’t possible. (Mail Online)

Dom Manfredi is set for an emotional farewell to Wigan, after his immediate retirement was confirmed last night. The winger had hoped to play on this year, but has been advised to hang up his boots on medical grounds. (Manchester Evening News)

Luke Gale has had his ban for making contact with a match official reduced, but will still sit out the clash with Castleford this weekend. (Yorkshire Live)


Leeds and Tonga centre Konrad Hurrell turns 30 today (August 5).

Also celebrating: Long-serving Catalans icon Thomas Bosc (38); Italy international Brenden Santi (28); Hull KR utility Dean Hadley (29)

What’s on TV/radio

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Thomas Bosc is Catalans’ all-time highest points scorer, with 1374 points in 243 games, including 59 tries and 562 goals.

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