What’s on site
It was another Thursday night belter as Leeds beat Castleford 21-20 in golden point extra time, courtesy of Brad Dwyer’s incredible drop goal. Read the report, talking points and Gordon’s gambit.
Trent Merrin answered speculation linking him with a return to the NRL by saying he was committed to Leeds, and he showed that was very much the case when celebrating his second half try against the Tigers.
A 12-match ban has been handed out to a Featherstone Lions player following incidents in the Challenge Cup, but Bobbie Goulding is free to play for Thatto Heath in their intriguing tie with North Wales this weekend.
You’ve been having your say on the bids by New York and Ottawa to join League One next season.
What’s on social
This is gold from Dave Furner last night…
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) March 28, 2019
Our esteemed colleague Matt knows…
I'm sorry but if you tell me there's any sport better than rugby league you're wrong.
— Matthew Shaw (@M_Shaw1) March 28, 2019
Mischievous this one, but file under “dual-reg farce”.
"set to give some of club's young talents a chance" is the new way of saying "Leeds don't want their players cup-tied". Just be honest about it, everyone knows. https://t.co/OZECKcudnW
— Kev Field (@Gerbelly) March 28, 2019
What’s in the papers
Warrington-bound Gareth Widdop suffered a shoulder injury in St George-Illawarra’s win in the NRL On Thursday.
Speaking of Warrington, their local paper reports on a £1 ticket offer for kids for their upcoming home game with London Broncos.
The Mirror feature young Widnes centre Keanan Brand, who has bounced back from a horror debut to make a first team impact for the Vikings.
Warrington head of rugby operations Kylie Leuluai is 41 today. The prop played more than 250 times for Leeds as well as representing Samoa and the Exiles.
Also celebrating today: Chris Ashton, who left Wigan for rugby union (32); Castleford centre Greg Minikin (24); Bradford full-back Brandon Pickersgill (22).
What’s on TV/radio
7am – Live NRL: Canberra v Newcastle – Sky Sports Arena
7pm – Live Super League: Hull v Warrington – Sky Sports Arena