What’s on site
St Helens maintained their perfect start to the Super League season with a win over Huddersfield on Thursday night.
Wigan may have had a difficult start to this season, but 30 years ago they were just at the start of an extraordinary period of domination in the Challenge Cup, which is the subject of this week’s throwback piece.
Struggling Leeds have an intriguing contest with London Broncos to look forward tonight, don’t forget to get on Drew’s Dabble!
A treble for the men’s side looks unlikely given their start to the season, but Leeds women’s team are going out for glory in the new season which starts next month.
After Castleford received positive news regarding their stadium development, Wakefield too have been boosted by progress on their own stadium plans.
Don’t forget to enter our competition to win a signed England shirt with Batchelors Mushy Peas, if you haven’t already.
What’s on social
The fruits of Warrington’s marketing labour will be realised tonight…
Agree or disagree with how Wire have gone about promoting the Wigan game. The advertising has done more than the Wire marketing team could have imagined. Everyone is talking about the game on Friday. And its putting Rugby league in the spotlight so well done @wolvesrl
— WoolstonWire (@WireBarmyArmy) March 14, 2019
Hats off to Max…
Introducing Max Lyons, the newest member of @TeamColostomyUK ?Max has a #Stoma & is partially sighted. He also plays for @BasildonRFC. Our #RugbyLeague team will have the privilege of being lead on to the pitch by Max on April 20 at Medway. Read his story https://t.co/C9uLlAqR3K pic.twitter.com/yxtNQH1rtU
— Team Colostomy UK (@TeamColostomyUK) March 14, 2019
What’s in the papers
The Guardian report on the NRL opener between Melbourne and Brisbane.
Wakefield prop Pauli Pauli says they are a top four team, as they prepare to face Hull in their latest Super League fixture, reports the Wakefield Express.
Wigan youngster Oliver Partington could play for the Warriors against Warrington despite receiving a one-match ban this week. He was charged following an incident while playing for Swinton, but Wigan Today reports that doesn’t come in to effect until next week.
Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson, formerly with Toulouse and Catalans, celebrates his 42nd birthday today.
Also celebrating: former London Broncos winger Nigel Roy (45), ex-Leigh points machine Neil Turley (39); Papua New Guinea international Kurt Baptiste (28).
What’s on TV/Radio
9am – Live NRL: Sydney Roosters v South Sydney Rabbitohs – Sky Sports Arena
7pm – Live Super League: Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors – Sky Sports Arena
The Final Hooter podcast by Love Rugby League’s Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson is now available to download.
The latest 5 Live Rugby League podcast is available to download now, presented by Dave Woods.
The Full Eighty Minutes podcast by Proper Sport is available to download now.
The Forty20 Rugby League podcast is available to download now.
The Total Rugby League Show is available to download now.
The Betfred League 1 podcast is available to listen now on the Our League channel.