The season is officially underway. Lots to ponder and discuss after Leeds’ win at Warrington, while Hull’s second half will stand them in good stead for their Australia trip. Here’s your morning dose of rugby league.
What’s on site
Read our report on Leeds’ win over Warrington.
Make sure you get your head around changes made to the on-field disciplinary for the season ahead.
The Championship season gets underway tonight, and we’ll have live commentary of Dewsbury against Sheffield over on our Facebook page.
With that in mind, here’s a run through of the Championship previews so far, with the rest due to hit the site today.
What’s in the papers
Warrington prop Chris Hill was forced to make a swift exit from last night’s match to whisk his wife to hospital – after she went in to labour!
It all looked so good for Huddersfield at half time, as they led 12-10 at Hull, but coach Rick Stone called the second half a train crash.
Meanwhile, Down Under Dave Taylor has spoken, well not really, about his departure from Toronto and his new move to Capras. “Obviously disappointed but legally I’m not allowed to say anything,” he said.
What’s on social
Some Twitter gold on Ryan Atkins’ try bomb in the corner last night.
— Alex Tyrer Graham (@AlexG6) February 1, 2018
Great story in tonight’s @SuperLeague live match with @wolvesrl player @Chrishilly1987 racing off the pitch to get his wife @kathO1985 who was in the stands watching to hospital to welcome their new baby! Best wishes to you both! #priorities right ????????
— Damian Irvine (@damianirvine) February 1, 2018
Still plenty of debate being had around the dual-registration and reserve grade situation.
— Scott Lindsey (@scottlindsey121) February 1, 2018
What’s on TV/radio
Betfred Super League: Warrington Wolves v Leeds Rhinos Highlights – 10.30am, 2.15pm & 4.45pm, Sky Sports Arena; 7.15pm, Sky Sports Action
Live Betfred Super League: St Helens v Castleford Tigers – 7.30pm, Sky Sports Action & Sky Sports Main Event (Presenters/Commentators: Brian Carney; Eddie Hemmings; Phil Clarke, Barrie McDermott, Terry O’Connor & Jon Wells)
5 Live Rugby League, 5 Live Sports Extra – 7.00pm – Live commentary of St Helens v Castleford Tigers in the Betfred Super League plus previews and debate (Presenter: Dave Woods Guest: Kevin Brown)