Rugby League Today: Patton future, Cahill injury blow, Leigh duo banned

Drew Darbyshire

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

We have 12 new stories on site today.

What’s on site

We have picked out the five main talking points from the Challenge Cup quarter-final weekend.

Leigh duo Peter Mata’utia and Matty Dawson-Jones have received Grade E charges following their red cards against Leeds.

We have got the round-ups from the Challenge Cup, NRL, Championship or League 1.

Francis Cummins is the current interim head coach of Widnes. Here are six potential names that could lead the side on a permanent basis in 2019…

Queensland star Billy Slater has been forced to pull out of Wednesday’s State of Origin clash with a hamstring injury.

Widnes have been dealt a blow as loose forward Hep Cahill has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering an achilles injury.

The latest ‘paper talk’ feature is out now. It has been a hectic week of rugby league coverage for the newspapers.

Warrington ace Declan Patton said he would like to stay at his hometown club while talks remain ongoing over a new deal.

Salford full-back Niall Evalds suffered a broken leg in their defeat to Huddersfield last time out.

Yorkshire Carnegie have confirmed that head coach Jimmy Lowes has left the club by mutual consent with immediate effect. Is a return to rugby league on the cards for him?

What’s in the papers

Off-field antics mar thrilling Challenge Cup ties – 7 talking points from the weekend’s rugby league, report the Mirror.

Leeds teenage talent offer hope for future, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds winger Ryan Hall impressed by semi-final does Warrington, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Hull FC lose another three players to injury ahead of facing Salford Red Devils, report Hull Daily Mail.

Adam Quinlan is holding Hull KR together says Tim Sheens as he asks for more from squad, report Hull Daily Mail.

Denis Betts sad to leave Vikings but proud of achievements, report Runcorn and Widnes World.

Why was Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors not a sell-out? Warrington Guardian discuss.

Set of Six: Quiet Barba, but West Stand as loud as the Scaff, report St Helens Star.

What’s on social

What a try!

Will Declan Patton stay at Warrington?

The giant tortoise says New South Wales are going to win game one of State of Origin…

What’s on TV/Radio

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.