What’s on site
It was a busy day of Super League action on Thursday, and we had it all covered:
Salford boss Ian Watson hailed Kevin Brown following their win over Hull.
Leeds centre Harry Newman suffered a horrific leg break in their win against Hull KR.
Warrington chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick says the revised government guidance this week was a hammer blow to clubs, who were hoping to welcome back fans next week.
Hull owner Adam Pearson has warned it could be armageddon for rugby league if specific support isn’t forthcoming from the government, and that clubs could die by March.
Wakefield are considering going in to lockdown after another outbreak of cases at the club.
What’s on social
Early days, likely to change.
All @SuperLeague & @RLChampionships #rugbyleague clubs ranked by Twitter & Facebook followers highlighting which ones notified their followers that tickets for the @RLWC2021 are now available to buy. The total over over 2.2m is impressive (well, I was impressed anyway) but . . . pic.twitter.com/6rBfkuLjn2
— Stuart Glendinning (@StuGlendinning) September 24, 2020
Harlem Globetrotter Rugby League from @CTRLFC!
— BETFRED (@Betfred) September 24, 2020
More on this shortly.
I would love to see @TOwolfpack get the right decision this week and be back playing #RugbyLeague in Superleague next year.
The future of the game is bigger and better with their inclusion. https://t.co/Kr7NqWpmEh
— Jamie Peacock MBE (@JamiePeacock10) September 24, 2020
What’s in the papers
Wigan coach Adrian Lam hasn’t yet held talks about his future, but that’s how he likes it, according to Wigan Today. Lam is on a one-year rolling contract and wants to stay, and says the situation is keeping him on edge – which is a good thing.
It’s 10 years since St Helens left Knowsley Road, and St Helens Star have recalled their last visit to the old ground.
Hull’s one-club man Danny Houghton celebrates his 32nd birthday today (September 25)
Also celebrating: Castleford’s Alex Foster (27); Newcastle Thunder veteran Ashley Gibson (34); former Widnes flier Nicky Royle (37).
What’s on TV/radio
11am – Live NRL: South Sydney v Sydney Roosters – Sky Sports Arena
6pm – Live Super League: Warrington v Catalan – Sky Sports Arena
8.15pm – Live Super League: Wigan v Wakefield – Sky Sports Arena
Jermaine McGillvary has now scored nine hat-tricks for Huddersfield – three of which have been against Castleford.