What’s on site
It was a storyful weekend of Challenge Cup action, as Salford reached their first final for 51 years with a late win over Warrington.
And Leeds produced a masterclass in wet weather rugby to upset Wigan in the other semi-final, to set up a Wembley date on October 17.
Catalans breezed past Wakefield in Super League on Sunday, the third time they have beaten Trinity since the restart in front of 5,000 fans in Perpignan, who are surely the envy of all rugby league supporters right now.
Wigan’s recent gesture to Rob Burrow, where players wore special embroidered shirts with a personal word in tribute to the Leeds legend, has raised £16,500 for the Rob Burrow fund.
We caught up with Warriors youngster Kai Pearce-Paul after he made his debut in the Super League defeat to St Helens last week.
Have a go at this one on your lunch break or your way home – how many Super League Dream Team players can you name since the competition started in 1996?
What’s on social
A contender to lead Salford out at Wembley, perhaps?
— Ryan Wilkinson (@RyanWilky91) October 4, 2020
It will sure be a special occasion, sadly without fans.
— Phil Caplan (@scratchingshed2) October 4, 2020
Rugby league is doing its bit for Black History Month.
The first black captain of a national team in Great Britain and revered on both sides of Hull's rugby league divide.
As part of #BlackHistoryMonth we celebrate the life and career of Clive Sullivan.
— Sky Sports Rugby League (@SkySportsRL) October 4, 2020
Here are the details from Super League’s announcement on Friday.
Betfred Super League to celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) October 2, 2020
What’s in the papers
The Police and the NRL are investigating the extraordinary allegations in The Australian newspaper over the weekend about Sam Burgess, who has since resigned from his roles with South Sydney Rabbitohs and as a TV pundit Down Under, reports The Guardian.
Hull Live have had a go at explaining why Hull’s play-off hopes aren’t yet over, especially after their win over Castleford on Thursday.
Toulouse forward Joe Bretherton turns 25 today (October 5).
Also celebrating: former Hull KR forward Jason Netherton (38); ex-Celtic Crusader Adam Peek (43).
What’s on TV/radio
Not a jot.
Leeds have now reached 26 Challenge Cup finals – winning 13 and losing 12, while Salford have won just one of their seven previous final appearances.