Knock On 5 with Jonny Bell

Great week of rugby league news and action to look back on for me in today’s Knock On. The fifth offering is slightly delayed in publication, but as ever is a great way to take a break from your day to recap the happenings from the game we love.

Team of the Week – Salford

With Salford and Bradford both struggling to find some form and results in this season’s Super League campaign we were preparing ourselves for a dull game at The Willows. The City Reds, and Daniel Holdsworth in particular, had other ideas.

Salford were looking to bounce back from a heavy defeat at Castleford in the previous round and it was the Bulls, who had lost at Hull FC previously, who started the more promising. Andy Lynch went over with barely 90 seconds on the clock, but after Holdsworth leveled the try count up on the quarter-hour mark there was only going to be one winner – Salford 56-16 Bradford.
Salford leapfrogged Bradford following this and will be looking to spring a surprise when Warrington are in town on Friday night. Warrington demolished Crusaders last week as they put their temporary blip behind them. Find all your Warrington rugby league news right here on Love Rugby League.

Honourable mention to Workington who thrashed Championship 1 whipping boys Gateshead and Huddersfield who made light work of the Leeds Rhinos to go top of the pile in Super League.

Story of the Week – Nathan Brown

Speaking of Huddersfield beating Leeds, their coach Nathan Brown easily made the super league and rugby league news item of the week. Following their victory at Headingley, he held no punches as he attacked RFL officials in his post-match interview.

His fury came after Luke O’Donnell was given his marching orders along with Leeds prop Ryan Bailey, after the latter had gone in late on Kevin Brown. O’Donnell ran in to protect Brown and was seemingly sent off for no reason. Nathan Brown’s rant has been a well received by most rugby league fans who have become increasingly frustrated by the performances of officials.

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Love Rugby League blog of the Week – Licence timing damages Championship

Yes, there are other blogs worth reading aside from mine. Honest. Alongside rugby league news we offer the finest opinions on the web (maybe). Anyway, in light of the Super League licence fiasco, here is our latest blog about how it damages the Championship.

Just this week, Widnes have signed three players on dual-reg deals, whilst released some of their mainstays with Super League in mind. This is a piece of rugby league news that’s not been well-received by many Vikings fans and the franchise saga continues to rumble on. Licence timing damages Championship, go on, have a read. Spoil yourself.

Super League Franchise name of the Week – Stockholm Starfish

Swedish cheerleaders. Enough said.

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