Rugby League Today: Kim Jong-Un’s museum features RL shirt, reserves system praised, unique insight as referee

Drew Darbyshire

There are some very interesting stories floating around in the world of rugby league this weekend.

 What’s on site

Widnes have a slight chance of staying in Super League thanks to a hard-fought victory over Halifax in The Qualifiers. Read our report here

Widnes interim coach Francis Cummins insists the club has got to remain hopeful of avoiding relegation, despite the chances being slim.

Halifax coach Richard Marshall lauded the club’s reserves after five players featured in their defeat at Widnes.

The Army became 2018 Inter-Services champions at the LD Nutrition Stadium in Featherstone on Friday.

Proposals to scrap the Super 8s have been voted through following the RFL’s EGM on Friday morning.

Super League will revert to a top five play-off system from 2019, after its proposals for change were voted through. Here is how the new Super League play-off system will work

The Championship will increase to 14 teams next season as part of the league re-structuring.

We now know the shape of the game in 2019. Here is how the Championship and League 1 will work in 2019

After proposals to scrap the Super 8s and bring back one-up, one-down promotion and relegation, we look at five things that need to happen under the new structure.

Featherstone chairman Mark Campbell has hit out at fellow clubs and the RFL chief executive following Friday’s EGM.

The changes to the Championship for 2019 have thrown a lifeline for Swinton, who had been set for relegation to League 1.

Super League chiefs have been reacting to the RFL EGM on Friday which saw their proposals voted through.

The latest ‘have your say’ feature is out now. We finally know the structure for 2019, so what do you think of it?

RFL chief executive Ralph Rimmer says that the sport needs to draw a line under the last period and focus on the future.

Wigan coach Shaun Wane said he can’t imagine the pain that Dom Manfredi has been through over the last two years.

Warrington coach Steve Price spoke highly of debutant Luis Johnson following their defeat at Wigan.

What’s in the papers

Exclusive – Mirror Sport goes behind the scenes as Super League referee for the night, report the Mirror.

Kim Jong-Un’s mad museum features Wigan Warriors shirt alongside rhino horn from Mugabe and gold Gaddafi sword, report the Mirror.

Widnes keep slender Super League survival hopes alive with win over Halifax, report The Guardian.

Robert Elstone believes making Super League more attractive can pull in more stars, report The Sun.

Wigan Warriors back in news thanks to North Korea museum, report Wigan Today.

Why nurturing young talent is so important, report Warrington Guardian.

Justin Holbrook happy with first trophy, but Saints’ eyes now on the big one, report the Mirror.

Failed policy of big spending has backfired on Featherstone says Dewsbury boss Neil Kelly, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

A fitting send-off…

Krisnan Inu with an outstanding display for the Vikings yesterday!

That second try from Tom Johnstone is simply superb.

Toronto beat Toulouse 13-12 yesterday, but should Mason Caton-Brown’s try have been given?

What’s on TV/Radio

The latest Super League Pod is available to download now, in association with Love Rugby League.

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