What’s on site
It was St Helens versus Wakefield take two last night – and the champions ran away 48-6 winners.
Danny Orr is to leave Castleford at the end of the season to pursue new opportunities.
Adam Quinlan has signed a new deal with Hull KR for 2021.
The NRL Preliminary Finals are this weekend, with Melbourne taking on Canberra this morning, as George Williams looks to inspire his team-mates and reach a Grand Final in his maiden year.
Leeds have appeared in eight Challenge Cup finals this century – how many of the 64 players to have played for them in those finals can you name?
Salford have confirmed that Dan Sarginson and Jack Ormondroyd will miss the Challenge Cup final after testing positive for coronavirus.
What’s on social
How many of these are still legal?
— Rugby Football League (@TheRFL) October 15, 2020
Fans made the effort to wave Salford off to Wembley.
🚌 The Reds are on their way!
— Salford Red Devils (@SalfordDevils) October 15, 2020
Could fans watch rugby league in 1984?
George Orwell …. Pah ! Total science fiction …….REALLY ? pic.twitter.com/DRbrr3sm3v
— Stuart Fielden (@Stuartfielden29) October 15, 2020
What’s in the papers
A Challenge Cup final win will be the perfect send off for Salford centre Kris Welham, who tells The Mirror about his future career as a pest control officer.
Daily Star columnist Jeremy Cross on Rob Burrow: “once in a while someone rises from the wreckage of life to provide us with an inspirational reminder of what a sobering virtue perspective can be.”
Who’s your money on for this weekend’s Challenge Cup final? Well a former player of both clubs, Adrian Morley, is backing Salford according to The Sun.
Scotland international Peter Wallace, who played in the NRL for Penrith and Brisbane, turns 35 today (October 16).
Also celebrating: young Widnes half-back Joe Lyons (23); Lezignan flier Damien Cardace (28); Fiji international Michael Ratu (33); former Hull KR utility Maurice Blair (36).
What’s on TV/radio
9.50am – Live NRL: Melbourne v Canberra – Sky Sports Main Event
1pm – Super League Show – BBC Two
Jonny Lomax made his 250th career appearance for St Helens in the win over Wakefield.