Rugby League Today: Leeds win Challenge Cup, Willie’s win & Mossop tribute

Lee Mossop (8) of Salford Red Devils during the game

What’s on site

Willie Poching marked his first game in temporary charge of Wakefield with a 28-22 win over his former club Warrington, despite a late fightback from the Wolves.

Salford paid tribute to retired captain Lee Mossop ahead of the game against Huddersfield.

It was an unusual situation for Catalans coach Steve McNamara over the weekend, as his league leaders continued their march at the top of the table at the expense of his son Ben, who played for Hull against the Dragons.

Leeds thumped Leigh over the weekend but have worries over the fitness of half-back Luke Gale.

Whitehaven defeated London to breathe life in to the Championship play-off race, as Widnes suffered a fifth consecutive loss.

Sam Kasiano has signed a new deal to stay at Catalans for another season.

What’s on social

Lee Mossop was forced to hang up his boots.

James Simpson was left speechless as Leeds retained the Wheelchair Challenge Cup.

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What’s in the papers

Catalans and Toulouse sitting top of their respective leagues could provide a shot in the arm for rugby league, reports The Guardian. Toulouse coach Sylvain Houles said: “I think that this is going to benefit the English game and the French game.”

Tom Halliwell starred as Leeds won the Wheelchair Challenge Cup by beating Argonauts 60-28 in the final, reports Yorkshire Post.


RFL development supremo Dave Rotheram, a former coach at Whitehaven and player at Fulham, turns 53 today (August 16).

Also celebrating: ex-Hull KR back-rower Ben Galea (43); former Ireland international Mick Slicker (43); ex-Warrington and Leigh man Paul Wingfield (43)

What’s on TV/radio

11pm – Super League Show – BBC One


Batley and Dewsbury have both done the double over Widnes in the same season for the first time since 1950/51.

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