What’s on site
Andy Ackers talks to us about his career, from giving the game up, to making it all the way to Super League with Salford.
Halifax’s Ed Barber has been fined for an inappropriate tweet which was in breach of the RFL’s code of conduct.
The Rob Burrow: My year with MND documentary will be shown live on BBC Two tonight at 7pm.
Former Warrington half-back Tyrone Roberts is back on the market after being released by Justin Holbrook’s Gold Coast Titans.
Here are the 21-man squads for tonight’s Super League action.
What’s on social
Nice ending to the cup final press conference with Richard Agar and Ian Watson.
Nice ending to Challenge Cup final joint press conference on Zoom. Asked whether there is any more questions, Richard Agar speaks up.
"Watto, are you wearing a suit?"
IW: "I've been told I have to."
RA: "Right, I've been moving house I'll have to go and dig mine out then."
— Gareth Walker (@garethwalker) October 12, 2020
I HAVE SEEN IT ALL! 👀
— SalfordRedArmy (@SalfordArmy) October 12, 2020
We could get on board with this.
Buzzing for when the North wins the impending civil war. York will once again be the capital city. Rugby League will be our national sport. Free gravy for everyone. ✊🏻
— Gavin Wilson (@GavWilson) October 11, 2020
What’s in the papers
“Rob Burrow’s story is heart-wrenching but as impressive and inspiring as anything in sport” – the Telegraph are one of a number of outlets to write about Rob Burrow’s documentary.
Kevin Sinfield breaks down in tears in the documentary when talking about his former team-mate, and partner for an incredible number of trophy successes at Leeds, reports The Sun.
Mikolaj Oledzki will make history on Saturday as the first Polish-born player ever to play in a Challenge Cup final.
Former Great Britain winger turned international model Stuart Reardon turns 39 today (October 13).
Also celebrating: Sky Sports presenter Terry O’Connor (49); Jamaica international Jy-mel Coleman (32); Parramatta back-rower Ryan Matterson (26)
What’s on TV/radio
1pm – Super League Show – BBC Two
5.30pm – Live Super League: Hull v Huddersfield – Sky Sports Arena
7pm – Rob Burrow: My Year with MND – BBC Two
7.45pm – Live Super League: Warrington v Leeds – Sky Sports Arena
Richard Agar and Ian Watson were team-mates in 2001, helping Widnes win promotion to Super League.