Rugby League Today: Chester pleased, Whitehaven launch appeal, Sarginson frustrated

Drew Darbyshire

We have got reports, reaction and features for you today.

What’s on site

Wigan suffered their third loss on the bounce against a very impressive Wakefield side last night. Read our report here

Wakefield coach Chris Chester said he was proud of his side’s discipline in defence following their win over Wigan.

Wigan centre Dan Sarginson said the team should not be relying on pulling off late comebacks to get results.

Leeds centre Ash Handley has signed a new three-year deal with the club.

Whitehaven have launched an appeal to save the club as it faces a shortfall of £60,000 this season.

The kick-off times for two of England’s autumn Tests against New Zealand have been moved due to changes with the broadcast schedule.

Our latest opinion piece is out now. ‘Players faking injuries is damaging the game’.

We have picked out the top 13 rugby league mavericks. Both Super League and NRL have had their fair share of players who have bent the rules, so today we look at 13 of rugby league’s most eccentric characters in recent years…

Widnes’ new signing Weller Hauraki has gone straight into the Widnes squad for their trip to Catalans on Saturday. The 19-man squads have been announced.

London Skolars have announced the signings of Iliess Macani and Matt Ross on one-month loan deals.

Super League has confirmed the appointment of former Everton boss Robert Elstone as chief executive.

What’s in the papers

Sean O’Loughlin backs Tomkins brothers to bounce back from video nasty, report the Mirror.

NRL star Jarryd Hayne’s US rape trial set for 2020, report The Guardian.

Wakefield run in five tries to pile on the agony for struggling Wigan, report The Guardian.

Shaun Wane not panicking after third straight defeat, report Wigan Today.

Why move to Castleford Tigers was a ‘no-brainer’ for Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Jermaine McGillvary’s hoping to get one over rival and role model Ryan Hall, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Classy Trinity closing in on the top-four, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

St Helens Star have done a Q&A with Saints coach Justin Holbrook. He praises Regan Grace and Mark Percival.

What’s on social

Well done to Wakefield’s captain fantastic!

A brilliant achievement.

This is a quality bit of digital media! It’s interesting to see, too.

What’s on TV/Radio

SL Highlights: Wakefield Trinity v Wigan Warriors – 5.30am & 8.40am, Sky Sports Arena

LIVE NRL: Canberra Raiders v Penrith Panthers – 9.00am, Sky Sports Arena & Main Event

Rugby League Masterclass: Stand-Off – 7.00pm, Sky Sports Arena

LIVE SL: Warrington Wolves v Castleford Tigers – 7.30pm, Sky Sports Arena & Sky Sports Main Event

SL Highlights: Warrington Wolves v Castleford Tigers – 1.30am, Sky Sports Arena

5 Live Rugby League – 7.00pm, 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.