Rugby League Today: Challenge Cup draw, Lo stood down, Ward burgled

Drew Darbyshire

There are 17 new articles on our website today.

What’s on site

The sixth round of the Challenge Cup was made yesterday. There are some interesting ties, including League 1 side Whitehaven facing a trip to Catalans.

We have got an opinion piece on Leeds Rhinos captain Kallum Watkins, who is deemed a surprise leader who makes perfect sense.

Our latest off the record gossip column is back. Speculation coming out of Castleford, Widnes, Wigan and more in this week’s rumour mill.

Castleford have stood down winger Garry Lo after revealing he is assisting with a police enquiry.

The latest stat attack feature has arrived. Hull FC gave away the most penalties last week, while there were 20 penalties given away in two Super League games.

Police have launched an appeal after Stevie Ward’s Super League Grand Final winners ring was stolen in a burglary.

Whitehaven coach Carl Forster says there was a mixed reaction to their Challenge Cup draw against Catalans, but that the club are delighted to be facing Super League opposition.

More 19-man squads have been revealed for Friday’s game. We have got the 19-man squads for Castleford v Wakefield, Widnes v Wigan and Warrington v Huddersfield.

What’s in the papers

In The Mirror, Nigel Wiskar has done a lovely tribute to the late, great Roy Haggerty. Roy was as hard as nails and one of the most distinctive players of his era – there won’t be a Saints fan that doesn’t remember Roy Haggerty fondly.

Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan put podcasts and pastries aside of ‘PKB Derby’ clash, report The Mirror.

Melbourne Storm turn on the power to humiliate hapless New Zealand Warriors, report The Guardian.

Wigan Warriors star Oliver Gildart admits he is unsure where he will be playing next year, report Wigan Today.

Brian Noble provides his view on Joe Westerman leaving Toronto Wolfpack for Hull FC, report Hull Daily Mail.

Hull KR coach Tim Sheens not ruling out a return for Kieren Moss, report Hull Daily Mail.

What’s on social

We have taken a look at current players who were born in countries where Rugby League is near unknown. It makes for interesting reading!

Josh Drinkwater has arrived in Perpignan!

Very classy stuff from the Centurions…

If you get it, you get it.

What’s on TV/Radio

Super League Fulltime – 9:20am, Sky Sports Action, presented by Bill Arthur.

NRL Try Time – 9:50am, Sky Sports Action.

LIVE NRL: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Brisbane Broncos – 10:50am, Sky Sports Action.

Super League Golden Point – 7pm, Sky Sports Arena.

LIVE SL: Salford Red Devils v St Helens – 7:30pm, Sky Sports Arena.

Betfred Super League: Salford Red Devils v St Helens Highlights – 1am, Sky Sports Arena.

5 Live Rugby League – 7pm, 5 Live Sports Extra, commentary from Dave Woods.

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 latest Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 podcast is available to download now.

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