Rugby League Today: Powell pleased, Chester proud, five televised games

We have got reports, reaction and features for you today.

What’s on site

Luke Gale put in a stellar performance with the boot in extremely wet conditions to help Castleford edge past rivals Wakefield. We have all the details right here

Castleford coach Daryl Powell and captain Michael Shenton said they were proud of their tough showing against Wakefield.

Wakefield coach Chris Chester said the team can hold their heads high after suffering a narrow defeat to neighbours Castleford.

Oliver Holmes has signed a new two-year deal at Castleford, with an option for a third year.

We have taken an in-depth look at the current reserves system. The demise of rugby league’s reserve grade – what next?

Our ‘stat attack’ feature is here from round seven. We bet you can’t guess the player who made the most metres last weekend

North Wales Crusaders have moved quickly to appoint Anthony Murray as their new head coach, following the departure of Mike Grady earlier this week.

What’s in the papers

Jamie Peacock has published his latest column for The Mirror. He says double bill of derbies top the bill in Super League’s Easter feast.

Salford Red Devils star Luke Burgess claims rugby league stars are treated like pawns on a chess board, claims the Daily Star.

Justin Holbrook is sick of hearing the taunts about Wigan’s Good Friday hoodoo over his players, suggest the Daily Star.

Adam Milner admitted he partied on the pitch when Wakefield relegated Castleford – now the boot is very much on the other foot, report The Sun in an exclusive.

Charity Joseph’s Goal will be emblazoned across the front of Wigan’s shirt for next week’s game at Catalans, report Wigan Today.

York City Knights forward Joe Batchelor is catching the eye of St Helens scouts, claim St Helens Star.

What’s on social

We have dedicated all of our social section to Daryl Powell today after he was made to watch Castleford’s clash with Wakefield indoors! There are some funny tweets…

What’s on TV/Radio

Live NRL: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Batley Bulldogs – 5.00am, Sky Sports Arena

Live NRL: Cronulla Sharks v Melbourne Storm – 9.30am, Sky Sports Arena

Live Betfred Super League: Hull KR v Hull FC – 12.45pm, Sky Sports Arena & Main Event

Live Betfred Super League: St Helens v Wigan Warriors  – 12.45pm, Sky Sports Arena & Main Event

NRL: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Batley Bulldogs Highlights – 8.00pm & 9.30pm, Sky Sports Arena

NRL: Cronulla Sharks v Melbourn Storm Highlights – 8.15pm & 9.45pm, Sky Sports Arena

5 Live Rugby League- 2.30pm, 5 Live, commentary from Dave Woods on Good Friday’s derby between St Helens and Wigan Warriors.

Super League – LIVE – 12.00pm, Talksport 2, commentary on the Hull derby

Live Championship: Featherstone Rovers v Toronto Wolfpack – 6pm, Premier Sports

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.

1 Comment

  1. Forget Sky and their overpriced subscription, FREESPORTS, channel 424, NCL coverage, it’s brilliant. The amateur games are really exciting, it’s hard, tough, no quarter giver nor asked. The tiny crowds go wild. The commentators are ok, the F bomb the other week was hilarious, poor lad thought it was recorded and could have another go, he couldn’t. Now he can he’s barely allowed a word live on air. I am enjoying these games enormously. The odd free match on Sky Mix, keeps me going.

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