Rugby League Today: Clubs react to lockdown, McGillvary’s treble habit plus match reaction

Jermaine McGillvary (2) of Huddersfield Giants gestures to Aston Golding (1) of Huddersfield Giants that try was four points closer

What’s on site

It was a busy day of Super League action on Thursday, and we had it all covered:

Castleford 19-31 Huddersfield: Jermaine McGillvary hat-trick sees Giants overcome Tigers

Hull 22-28 Salford: Krisnan Inu inspires Red Devils to victory against Hull

Hull KR 16-41 Leeds: Rhinos too strong for Robins

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.

That bounce.

More on this shortly.

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.

Birthdays

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

Trivia

Jermaine McGillvary has now scored nine hat-tricks for Huddersfield – three of which have been against Castleford.

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