Rugby League Today: Barba to Cowboys, Price pleased with Warrington, Radford hits out at players

Drew Darbyshire

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What’s on site

Warrington bounced back from their Wembley hangover just five days later with a riveting display against Hull FC last night. Read our report here

Warrington coach Steve Price was pleased with the attitude of his players after a tough five days.

Hull FC coach Lee Radford said some of his players didn’t look bothered in their record defeat at Warrington.

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook said it is a shame that Alex Walmsley will not get to play again this year.

James Green has signed a new one-year deal with Bradford.

The latest ‘stat attack’ feature is out now. You will be surprised at some of the stats from Round 2 of the Super 8s!

Wigan coach Shaun Wane thinks captain Sean O’Loughlin could be the key to them beating St Helens.

Widnes will welcome Tom Gilmore back for their Qualifiers clash against Toulouse on Saturday. They have announced their 19-man squad.

Leeds will welcome back a key trio on Saturday, while Maurice Blair and Justin Carney will return for Hull KR. The 19-man squads have be confirmed.

Luke Gale and Ben Roberts will return for Castleford on Saturday, while 13 players who featured in Catalans’ Cup win could play. The 19-man squads have been revealed.

The latest ‘Love Rugby League Weekly’ is out now. Host Dave Parkinson is joined by editor James Gordon and reporter Drew Darbyshire to react to the Challenge Cup final and look ahead to this weekend’s action

Super League Pod predictions, in association with Love Rugby League, this week looked ahead to Round 3 of the Super 8s in both Super League and the Qualifiers.

Hunslet captain Duane Straugheir has signed a new two-year deal at the South Leeds Stadium.

One of the men behind the ambitious Red Star Belgrade rugby league club has been appointed an independent director of the Rugby League European Federation.

The latest ‘paper talk’ feature is out now. There’s a big rugby league story breaking in the national newspapers.

France coach Aurelien Cologni has named a 28-man training squad for their internationals this autumn.

Hull forwards Chris Green and Mark Minichiello have been ruled out for the rest of the season through injury.

Securing the League Leaders’ Shield an extra derby incentive for St Helens says Morgan Knowles.

Luke Gale is set to return from his long injury lay-off when Castleford host Catalans on Saturday night.

Man of Steel favourite Ben Barba is set to leave St Helens for North Queensland Cowboys at the end of the season, according to reports Down Under.

Challenge Cup winners Catalans Dragons will receive a visit from the President of the Government of Catalonia on Friday.

What’s in the papers

Warrington’s Bryson Goodwin racks up five tries in Hull FC thrashing, report The Guardian.

Shaun Wane plays video games ahead of Wigan trip to St Helens, report Wigan Today.

Ben Barba to sign for NRL club North Queensland Cowboys, report St Helens Star.

Injury update on Chris Hill, Ben Murdoch-Masila and Bodene Thompson, report Warrington Guardian.

Wade Deacon’s Wembley win is a boost for rugby league in Widnes, report Runcorn and Widnes World.

Tim Sheens accepts pressure and expectation heavier on his Hull KR side, report Hull Daily Mail.

Lee Radford says Hull FC facing longest five weeks of their lives as coach hits out at team’s effort, report Hull Daily Mail.

Callum McLelland happy to be at home in Headingley, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

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What a performance from the New Zealand centre!

Good on Scott Taylor for fronting up after Hull FC’s huge defeat.

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What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE NRL: New Zealand Warriors v Canberra Raiders – 8.55am, Sky Sports Arena

LIVE NRL: Melbourne Storm v Penrith Panthers – 10.50am, Sky Sports Arena

Super 8s Highlights: Warrington Wolves v Hull FC, 12.35pm – Sky Sports Arena

Grand Final Gold: 2004-2007, 1pm – Sky Sports Arena

LIVE SUPER 8s: St Helens v Wigan Warriors – 7.30pm, Sky Sports Arena & Sky Sports Mix

Super 8s Highlights: St Helens v Wigan Warriors, 1.30am – Sky Sports Arena

The latest Super League Pod is available to download now, in association with Love Rugby League.

The latest ‘Sport at Six’ podcast by BBC Radio Manchester’s Jack Dearden and Trevor Hunt is available to download now.

The latest Rugby League show on Proper Sport is available to download now.

The latest Whippets and Flat Caps podcast is available to download now, presented by Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League podcast is available to download now, presented by Dave Woods.

The Final Hooter podcast by Love Rugby League’s Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson is now available to download.