Rugby League Today: World Cup set to be postponed leading to Lancashire v Yorkshire calls

What’s on site

Sam Tomkins says he plans to settle in France once his playing days are over, and that all players should do more to consider what they will do after they stop playing.

Former St Helens and Toronto forward Jake Emmitt has signed for League 1 leaders Barrow.

Featherstone have been deducted two points in the Championship following a COVID breach earlier in the season.

A raft of bans have been dished out, including four from Wigan’s win over Leigh.

What’s on social

With the postponement of the World Cup imminent, Chris Hill has a suggestion.

Have to agree with this one.

It’s not been a great few weeks for the officials.

What’s in the papers

With the World Cup set to be shelved for the time being, discussions are starting over what will happen next. The Guardian reports that the Super League season may be extended, while arranging international matches for England is another likely option.

World Cup bosses will demand answers over the actions of the NRL, who after forcing the hand of Australia and New Zealand to pull out, then arranged their new women’s season to clash with the tournament. The Mirror saysWorld Cup bosses feel they provided solutions for every possible Covid-19 query, only to be rebuked without consultation.”

Wigan and Catalans are interested in St George-Illawarra half-back Corey Norman, according to Manchester Evening News.

The future looks bright for St Helens, with the Star reporting on how youngsters Jack Welsby and Lewis Dodd more than played their part in Monday night’s win over Hull FC.

Birthdays

Salford powerhouse Pauli Pauli turns 27 today (August 4).

Also celebrating: former St Helens back-rower Sia Soliola (35); Batley utility Lucas Walshaw (29); Terry Campese (37)

What’s on TV/radio

8.30am – Super League Show – BBC Two

7pm – NRL Try Time – Sky Sports Arena

Trivia

2 Comments

  1. Seriously who is calling for Yorkshire v Lancashire? Same people who called for England v Combined Nations? What is the point? Is it the same people calling for a Cumbrian side to be in Super League? Is that why a 32 year old prop who has been playing amateur rugby union has signed for a Cumbrian club? Great pipeline of Cumbrian players coming through clearly…

  2. New concept – Club V Country

    Super League Winners v England at the Super league Winners Home Ground

    That would be a proper game.

    And you would get some PR mileage tying it to the eternal – Club V Country Debate

    Then a test matches v France and v Wales for England

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