As always at the start of the week, we have got a lot to talk about following the weekend’s action.
What’s on site
We were covering the Super League clash between Widnes Vikings and Leeds Rhinos at the Select Security Stadium yesterday. We have all the details right here…
Toronto Wolfpack have tempted Reni Maitua out of retirement, with the Samoa international joining the Canadian club.
Leeds coach Brian McDermott said he was disappointed with his side in their defeat at Widnes and refused to blame injuries or jet lag.
Love Rugby League’s Drew Darbyshire produced a column on the back of Warrington’s win over Wigan on Friday – ‘jet lag affected Wigan but Warrington looked like their old self’.
Widnes coach Denis Betts said he was impressed with his sides defence in their win over Leeds Rhinos.
What’s in the papers
The Daily Star’s Julie Stott was also reported on the Vikings handing Rhinos their first Super League defeat of the season.
The Guardian reported on the Widnes and Leeds game, with Krisnan Inu inspiring Widnes to inflict first defeat of season on Leeds.
Neil Jukes fighting for his job as Leigh Centurions slip to another defeat, according to the Leigh Journal.
Leeds’ trip to Australia and injuries took their toll on the Rhinos as they fell short to Widnes, claim Yorkshire Evening Post’s Peter Smith.
Kieren Moss is no longer eligible to play for Hull KR in the Challenge Cup, claim Hull Daily Mail.
What’s on social
Oh my… Tom Johnstone with another outstanding effort!
Mead v Johnstone, what a race, what a try! pic.twitter.com/MRHZWM6A0h
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) February 25, 2018
Rod Studd has had his say on the structure… What do you think?
What a shame rugby league doesn’t have conventional promotion and relegation with 2 up 2 down.This would have been a really important win for London Broncos over Toronto. As it is, it’s close to meaningless. Time to scrap this crackpot structure + reward this kind of performance.
— Rod Studd (@Rod_Studd) February 25, 2018
Performance of the weekend goes to… London Broncos!
— London Broncos (@LondonBroncosRL) February 25, 2018
What’s on TV/Radio
Super League Fulltime – 11.00pm, Sky Sports Arena, presented by Bill Arthur.
Super League Show – 11.15pm, BBC1 (North), presented by Tanya Arnold.
The latest ‘Sport at Six’ podcast by BBC Radio Manchester’s Jack Dearden and Trevor Hunt is available to download now.
The latest League Express podcast 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.