Rugby League Today: Catalans win Cup, McNamara ecstatic, Price humble in defeat

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We have reports and reaction from the Challenge Cup final.

What’s on site

Catalans won their first ever major trophy as they beat Warrington in a thrilling Challenge Cup final. Read our report here

Catalans coach Steve McNamara was delighted to be part of the first team to win a major trophy for the club.

Warrington coach Steve Price admitted Catalans fully deserved their Challenge Cup victory.

Former NRL ace Lance Thompson has been found dead, aged 40.

Castleford have confirmed that Steve Gill has left the club’s board of directors so he can take up his new role with Keighley.

Scotland forward Adam Walker has been suspended for 20 months after testing positive for cocaine.

Australia players are set to take a one-off pay cut in their $20,000 Test match fee so their end of season Test against Tonga can go ahead.

Whitehaven coach Carl Forster will depart at the season’s end due to the club’s ongoing financial issues.

What’s in the papers

Challenge Cup final 2018 report: Catalans Dragons beat Warrington Wolves 20-14 at Wembley, report the Mirror.

Catalans Dragons win Challenge Cup 2018 with 20-14 victory over Warrington – five talking points, report the Mirror.

Catalans Dragons beat Warrington Wolves in Challenge Cup final to make history, report The Guardian.

Who had a belter or blundered? Challenge Cup final ratings, report The Sun.

Catalans stun Warrington in Challenge Cup final to make history as first non-British title winners, report Independent.

Steve Price on Warrington’s Challenge Cup final defeat, report Warrington Guardian.

Justin Holbrook Q&A: Wakefield response, Jack Ashworth impact and Wembley regrets, report St Helens Star.

Jansin Turgut opens up on Hull FC exit and discusses what the future holds, report Hull Daily Mail.

Danny Addy relives Hull KR injury hell and discusses his return date, report Hull Daily Mail.

What’s on social

What a day it was yesterday!

A brilliant atmosphere at Wembley…

It would have been one hell of a party in Perpignan last night…

Not a bad game to play your 200th Catalans match…

A good crowd considering…

Tony Gigot just gets better and better!

What’s on TV/Radio

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.