Rugby League Today: Mendy behind Catalans, Ratchford rejected Liverpool, Gill leaves Castleford

Drew Darbyshire

Happy Challenge Cup final day!

What’s on site

Chris Hill says Warrington’s shocking 2017 campaign made them see the light at the end of the tunnel and come full circle.

Steve McNamara insists a Challenge Cup victory for Catalans would be massive for the sport in France.

Manchester City and France ace Benjamin Mendy has gotten right behind Catalans Dragons ahead of their Challenge Cup final.

The latest ‘six tackles’ feature is out now. Here at Love Rugby League, we have selected six players who could potentially lift the Lance Todd Trophy at this year’s Challenge Cup final.

The latest ‘five things to look forward to’ feature is out now. It is a Challenge Cup special this week.

Castleford have confirmed that Steve Gill has left the club’s board of directors so he can take up his new role with Keighley.

Swinton star Brad Billsborough will skipper Germany when they face Czech Republic in Osnabruck on Saturday.

Former NRL ace Lance Thompson has been found dead, aged 40.

What’s in the papers

Fate takes Challenge Cup final opponents Bryson Goodwin and Josh Drinkwater from Leigh to Wembley, report the Mirror.

Six classic Challenge Cup finals as Warrington Wolves take on Catalans Dragons for the trophy on Saturday, report the Mirror.

Chris Hill ready to lead Warrington Wolves into Wembley battle, report the Express.

Warrington’s Stefan Ratchford: I turned down Liverpool to play league, report The Guardian.

Warrington’s Price wary of Challenge Cup final underdogs Catalans Dragons, report The Guardian.

Warrington’s Ben Murdoch-Masila says a prayer circle could happen at Wembley, report The Sun.

Chris Hill’s dark Wembley memory is jogged – son wants Warrington there next year, report The Sun.

Catalans Dragons v Warrington Wolves: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off and team new for Challenge Cup final, report The Sun.

Micky McIlorum relishing chance to make history, report Wigan Today.

What’s on social

Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy is right behind Catalans!

Matty Blythe supporting Warrington from afar!

Always in our hearts.

Great to see…

What’s on TV/Radio

LIVE CC: Challenge Cup final – 2.00pm, BBC One with a red button forum at 5.30pm

5 Live Rugby League – 2.30pm, 5 Live Sports Extra, commentary from Stuart Pyke.

Super League Fulltime – 8.00am, 10.00am & 1.00pm, Sky Sports Arena, presented by Bill Arthur.

LIVE NRL: Sydney Roosters v Brisbane Broncos – 10.30am, Sky Sports Arena

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.