Rugby League Today: Holbrook happy, Watson frustrated, Barba injured

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We have reports, reaction and injury news for you today.

What’s on site

Ben Barba scored a hat-trick to help St Helens run in 11 tries and seal an impressive win over Salford Red Devils last night. We have all the details from the AJ Bell Stadium right here

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook admitted the club aren’t sure what Ben Barba’s injury is just yet.

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook said the way his side responded to going a man down was really pleasing in their win at Salford.

Salford coach Ian Watson admitted that his side weren’t at the races in their defeat to table toppers St Helens.

Swinton have signed Leigh winger Ilias Bergal on loan.

Daniel Murray has agreed a new two-year deal with Salford, keeping him at the Red Devils until the end of the 2020 season.

Four Challenge Cup sixth round ties have been selected to be broadcast on BBC and Sky Sports.

The Challenge Cup Final at Wembley would still go ahead, no matter what happens with the sale of the stadium, it has been confirmed.

What’s in the papers

Ben Barba scores hat-trick but injury mars St Helens’ rout of Salford, report The Guardian.

Salford’s Tyrone McCarthy believes Super League’s schedule needs sorting, claiming clubs play too many games and too many times against the same opponents, report The Sun.

Liam Farrell’s latest column for Wigan Observer is here. He says Wigan are satisfied, but there is certainly more to come from the team.

Harvey Livett on bulking up for new Warrington Wolves role, report Warrington Guardian.

Jesse Sene-Lefao has targeted a treble clean sweep during his next three years at Castleford Tigers, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Jamie Jones-Buchanan was in his element at Challenge Cup sixth round draw, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

It’s magic, you know…

Great bit of marketing from the Warriors!

A very clean pair of heels from Ben Barba.

What’s on TV/Radio

Super League: Salford Red Devils v St Helens Highlights – 4:45pm & 7:15pm, Sky Sports Action.

Grand Final Gold: 2014: St Helens v Wigan Warriors – 7pm, Sky Sports Action.

LIVE SL: Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Trinity – 7:30pm, Sky Sports Action.

Super League: Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Trinity Highlights – 2:30am, Sky Sports Action.

5 Live Rugby League – 7pm, 5 Live Sports Extra, commentary from Dave Woods.

The latest ‘Sport at Six’ podcast by BBC Radio Manchester’s Jack Dearden and Trevor Hunt is available to download now.

The latest Rugby League show on Proper Sport is available to download now.

The latest Whippets and Flat Caps podcast is available to download now, presented by Jon Wilkin and Mark Flanagan.

The latest 5 Live Rugby League podcast is available to download now, presented by Dave Woods.

The latest Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 podcast is available to download now.

The Final Hooter podcast by Love Rugby League’s Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson is now available to download.

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