Rugby League Today: Young winger commits to Leeds, praise for Last & injury updates

A wrap up of the latest news in rugby league.

What’s on site

Warrington coach Steve Price has dismissed reports linking marquee player Gareth Widdop with a return to Australian club St George Illawarra.

Castleford will be without Liam Watts for their Betfred Super League return this weekend after the prop accidentally cut his arm with a saw.

Leeds captain Stevie Ward is still suffering dizzy spells as a result of a head injury sustained in February.

The BBC has confirmed it will show the two Challenge Cup sixth round ties live on Saturday 22 August.

Widnes have handed a two-year deal to centre Jake Spedding.

What’s in the papers

Ash Handley insists Leeds must improve on Great Escape win to topple St Helens, reports the Mirror.

Salford boss Ian Watson was convinced the club would pull through by its attitude, reports The Sun.

Wigan forward Tony Clubb suffers injury setback, reports Wigan Today.

Young winger Liam Tindall has agreed a three-year full-time contract with Leeds after impressing as part of the first-team squad following their return to training from the coronavirus lockdown, reports Yorkshire Evening Post.

Andy Last has tightened Hull FC up, says Manu Ma’u, reports The Yorkshire Post.

What’s on social

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Five Super League games on Sky Sports this weekend!

Warrington forward Joe Philbin has spent the lockdown period by getting to “Gripz” with launching a new business outside of his professional rugby league career!

What’s on TV/Radio

NRL Tonight – Watch NRL (7:30am)

LIVE NRL: Manly Sea Eagles v New Zealand Warriors (9am) – Watch NRL

LIVE NRL: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Brisbane Broncos (10:55am) – Watch NRL & Sky Sports Arena

Podcast: The Final Hooter #7 – Toronto fans react to Wolfpack woes and the return of Super League.

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.

Sky Sports’ Golden Point podcast is available to download now.

The latest Forty20 LIVE podcast is out now.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League Podcast is out now, hosted by Dave Woods.


Castleford forward Oliver Holmes turns 28 today, while Warrington forward Samy Kibula turns 21.

Love Rugby League editor James Gordon is also celebrating his 32nd birthday today!


St Helens’ Totally Wicked Stadium will host three games at the 2021 World Cup – Tonga v Papua New Guinea, Tonga v Wales and Australia v Italy.

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