Rugby League Today: The weekend that was, school talk and trending tries

We have got a whole range of content for you today, from match reports, to feature articles, to transfer news, to opinion pieces, to trending tries on social media.

What’s on site

As the Betfred Super League and Betfred Championship are now back, our ‘five things’ feature pieces are also back. We take at what we learned from round one.

Love Rugby League correspondents were at three games this weekend and we have got reports from Warrington v Leeds, St Helens v Castleford and Leigh v Toronto.

Huddersfield Giants have released winger Gene Ormsby.

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell made no excuses after what he described as a shocking performance against St Helens.

We have an opinion piece on Saints shining under the early season favourites tag and Castleford’s season ahead.

What’s in the papers

Aaron Bower, of The Guardian, was at the Halton Stadium on Sunday and produced a considered match report on Widnes Vikings’ 40-12 win over Catalans Dragons, including reaction from Denis Betts and Steve McNamara.

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, St Helens ace Jon Wilkin says he believes that Rugby League is failing at school.

Wilkin told The Sun: “I’ve always thought we’ve neglected the schools, who have facilities, teachers, time, equipment and a captive audience.”

Leigh Journal’s Trevor Baxter produced a match report on Leigh’s defeat to Toronto, which included reaction from Centurions head coach Neil Jukes.

What’s on social

It’s safe to say that Ryan Hall had quite the dream start to the new season against Warrington Wolves on Thursday…

The Leigh v Toronto round one clash certainly didn’t disappoint and it was intense throughout, with ten Wolfpack players having played for the Centurions in the past…

Liam Marshall was the second highest try-scorer in Super League last season – he started 2018 in good fashion, too…

What’s on TV/Radio

The Super League Show makes a return tonight! It airs on BBC One at 23:15, presented by Tanya Arnold. (Yorks & Lincs, North East & Cumbria, North West, Lancashire and Yorkshire only – it will be on demand after it).

Not a live show, but make sure you check out the new Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 podcast hosted by Mark Wilson. Download now.

Last Monday’s Rugby League on Radio Yorkshire podcast is now available to download, hosted by Mark Wilson plus special guests.

The Final Hooter podcast is back on, hosted by Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson, with James Gordon as special guest this week.

James Gordon hosted Love Rugby League Weekly LIVE on our Facebook page on Friday and was joined by Love Rugby League’s main reporter Drew Darbyshire.

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