League Latest: New England captain, Rumour Mill & NRL to add 17th team?

League Latest – keeping you up to date with the latest news from the world of rugby league.

Here are some of the headline-grabbing stories from the last 24 hours.

NRL expansion still on the cards

NRL CEO Andrew Abdo has insisted that NRL expansion has still very much got the green light with a team in Brisbane the likeliest candidate, as Fox Sports can reveal.

Singleton out to impress

Brad Singleton is targeting a World Cup spot with England at the end of the year, in an interview he gave with the Daily Mirror.

Hull KR target 2022

With Rovers’ recruitment wrapped up for 2021, the club are being proactive in looking beyond for 2022, according to the Hull Daily Mail.

Rumour mill growing

Serious About Rugby League has released their rumour mill list, which includes updates on Benji Marshall and Latrell Mitchell.

Triple-headers for the NRL?

The latest big-headline news coming out of the NRL is the potential return of triple-header games – with the reserves and under-21s touted to be played before the main event, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Mitchell for surgery

Newcastle halfback Mitchell Pearce is set to undergo surgery on a fractured thumb, though he is not expected to miss any NRL games, the club website reported.

England’s next captain

Serious About Rugby League revealed their top six contenders to be next England captain.

A World Cup stream?

With the BBC having the World Cup rights in the UK, RLWC2021 organisers are looking to streaming services such as Amazon Prime for broadcasting rights in Australia and New Zealand, NRL.com can report.

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