The LU Blog: 11-17 January 2021

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Throughout the off-season, keep up to date with our weekly blog scooping up all the news in one easy spot for you to digest.

Click through on any item to go direct to the story. All timestamps for stories are AEDT (NSW/Vic).


Sun 17 Jan 11am: Big news week for the Broncos continues - this time not so good. Prop Payne Haas has reportedly been arrested and charged with intimdating police in Tweed Heads, NSW. Fox Sports report.


Fri 15 Jan 4:30pm: Brisbane continue the signing news - they've re-signed Ben Te'o after the veteran back rower originally returned to the club in 2020. He was unsigned for 2021 until now.

Fri 15 Jan 12pm: Confirmation today the Sunshine Coast Falcons have signed former Newcastle half Jarrod Mullen. Mullen hasn't played NRL since 2016, after which he was suspended for an anti-doping violation. The suspension - four years in length - ends tomorrow (Saturday 16 January 2021).

Fri 15 Jan 8am: In the UK it's been confirmed the Betfred Super League season, originally confirmed to kick off on March 11, will be delayed a fortnight in order to increase the likelihood of fans being able to attend. It will now begin March 25.


Thu 14 Jan 2pm: The Wests Tigers announce the re-signing of David Nofoaluma for four more seasons.

Thu 14 Jan 12pm: Melbourne have unveiled their 2021 home jersey with new supplier Castore producing a new look for the reigning premiers. Check out the jersey along with 14 other clubs' new looks for the season ahead here.


Wed 13 Jan 2pm: Penrith winger Josh Mansour is making the switch to Redfern, following the Bunnies releasing Corey Allan earlier in the week. Penrith confirmed his release in a statement.

Wed 13 Jan 10am: Brisbane welcome back David Mead after he spent three years at the Catalans Dragons in France. Mead played one season at Brisbane in 2017 after an eight-season stint at neighbouring Gold Coast Titans.


Tue 12 Jan 5pm: Fox Sports' James Hooper reports the Canterbury-Bankstown club and CEO Andrew Hill have parted ways today. The Bulldogs confirmed this later in a club statement.


Mon 11 Jan 5pm: Penrith have signed Scott Sorensen from the Sharks for the 2021 season.

Mon 11 Jan 2:45pm: The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have confirmed the signing of outside back Corey Allan from South Sydney, who have released the Maroons rep. He joins Canterbury for three seasons from 2021 and moves immediately.