Rugby League Today: Radford proud, Price inspired poem, Summer Bash starts
The Summer Bash gets underway today!
What’s on site
Warrington solidified their place in the top four after scoring five unanswered second half tries to beat Hull FC 30-12 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. Read our report here…
Hull FC coach Lee Radford said their loss to Warrington will be a good learning curve for his younger players.
Warrington coach Steve Price read his players a poem at half time which inspired them to come from behind to beat Hull FC.
Catalans have signed back-rower Kenny Edwards with immediate effect on a deal until the end of the 2019 season.
Keighley welcome two Canadian players as part of new partnership with the Canada Rugby League Association.
Swinton have announced that back-rower Matt Sarsfield has left the club by mutual consent.
Huddersfield have revealed that new coach Simon Woolford has landed in the UK, following his wait for a visa.
With the Summer Bash taking place this weekend, we at Love Rugby League have made predictions for the games.
London forward Jay Pitts believes the Summer Bash is a massive opportunity for his team to bond as competition in the Championship heats up for top four spots.
England Academy coach Dave Elliott has selected a 27-man National Performance Squad, including 12 players from Wigan and Leeds.
Hunslet have announced that trio Dean Roberts, Shaun Roberts and Jordan Gill have left the club by mutual consent.
Toronto half-back Blake Wallace says he doesn’t think fans have seen the best of the Wolfpack yet.
What’s in the papers
Warrington stun Hull FC with storming second half comeback, report The Guardian.
Wigan’s Oliver Gildart reveals meeting with mum and dad sealed his future, report The Sun.
Wigan coach Shaun Wane says their 24-8 defeat at Hull KR gave them a kick in the backside, report Wigan Today.
Hull KR coach Tim Sheens says ‘these the games you remember’ after hailing season best display in win over Wigan, report Hull Daily Mail.
Error-strewn Widnes Vikings lose to Wakefield 19-6, report Runcorn and Widnes World.
Wakefield dig deep to collect vital two points at Widnes, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
Huddersfield Giants climb into top eight with 24-16 victory over Salford Red Devils, report The Huddersfield Daily Examiner.
Leeds forward Adam Cuthbertson says Nines format could take Magic Weekend to another exciting level, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
What’s on social
A great achievement for Jack Hughes.
Jack Hughes made his 200th career appearance tonight. ?
He has played 81 games for Warrington, 32 for Huddersfield and 75 for Wigan. Hughes has also played games on loan at Workington (1), Leigh (1) and Barrow (8), to go with two caps for England Knights. #rugbyleague pic.twitter.com/EPodeoZCRO
— Love Rugby League (@loverugbyleague) May 25, 2018
He just keeps scoring and scoring!
7⃣ Tries in last five games
✅ Rewarded with new deal this week
?? Has several NRL clubs monitoring him
Harvey Livett is on fire recently. ? #rugbyleague pic.twitter.com/UJQTVOv4O8
— Love Rugby League (@loverugbyleague) May 25, 2018
A great effort from Justin Carney.
Tim Sheens describes tonight as the team’s best performance of the season and says Justin Carney played the entire second half with a broken hand. He’ll be assessed before knowing timeframes on recovery. #ComeOnRovers pic.twitter.com/AS17AgMBYx
— Hull Kingston Rovers (@hullkrofficial) May 25, 2018
The star of Magic Weekend!
What a pleasure to have a visit from Ali and his family easily the biggest star #MagicWeekend @wolvesrl v @hullfcofficial #slwarhfc pic.twitter.com/o5db20W80h
— Barrie McDermott ? (@RLBarrieMc10) May 25, 2018
What’s on TV/Radio
Live NRL: Sydney Roosters v Gold Coast Titans – 6.00am, Sky Sports Arena & Main Event
Live NRL: New Zealand Warriors v South Sydney Rabbitohs – 8.30am, Sky Sports Arena & Main Event
Live NRL: Penrith Panthers v St George Illawarra Dragons – 10.30am, Sky Sports Arena
LIVE Championship: Barrow Raiders v Sheffield Eagles – 2.55pm, Sky Sports Arena
LIVE Championship: Halifax RLFC v Featherstone Rovers – 5.00pm, Sky Sports Arena
LIVE Championship: Toronto Wolfpack v Leigh Centurions – 7.15pm, Sky Sports Arena
LIVE SL: Catalans Dragons v Leeds Rhinos – 5.00pm, Sky Sports Arena via Red Button
SL Highlights: Catalans Dragons v Leeds Rhinos – 9.30pm, Sky Sports Arena
Championship Highlights: Barrow Raiders v Sheffield Eagles – 10.30pm, Sky Sports Arena
Championship Highlights: Halifax v Featherstone Rovers – 10.45pm, Sky Sports Arena
Championship Highlights: Toronto Wolfpack v Leigh Centurions – 11.00pm, Sky Sports Arena
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