Rugby League Today: Saints sign Batchelor, Albert released, Yeaman return

Drew Darbyshire

We have got a number of fresh stories for you today.

What’s on site

Warrington progressed to the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup after running in 10 second half tries against Toronto. We have all the details from the Halliwell Jones Stadium right here

Warrington coach Steve Price said he has happy with how his side kicked on to score 10 unanswered tries in the second half against Toronto.

Toronto coach Paul Rowley said his side’s discipline needed to be better in their defeat to Warrington.

The Challenge Cup quarter-final draw took place last night at the Halliwell Jones Stadium and there are some interesting ties, including Warrington v Wigan.

Widnes have released Papua New Guinea international Stanton Albert from his contract on compassionate grounds.

St Helens have secured the services of York back-rower Joe Batchelor on a three-year contract from next season.

What’s in the papers

Toronto Wolfpack lose their heads to let Warrington run riot with 12 tries, report The Guardian.

Why Don Fox stilled returned to Wakefield a hero despite iconic miss in 1968 Challenge Cup final, report the Mirror.

Leigh boss Kieron Purtill warns they have to give themselves a shot at going up, report the Mirror.

Kirk Yeaman may come out of retirement in Hull FC’s hour of need, claim the Mirror.

A decade after marking his big-stage debut in a Challenge Cup match, Sam Tomkins helped send Wigan into the quarter-finals with a victory at 12-man Hull KR, report Wigan Today.

Hull KR coach Tim Sheens reacts to growing injury concerns and display against Wigan Warriors, report Hull Daily Mail.

Leeds Rhinos quarter-final cup tie with Leigh Centurions to be played at Featherstone, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social


Charnley is a cheeky chappy!

Interesting, very interesting…

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.