Rugby League Today: Thursday thriller after Wakefield stadium boost plus watch Ottawa & reserves debate

What’s on site

Wakefield almost completed a remarkable comeback against Warrington, but an impressive first half showing by the Wolves proved just enough in a Thursday night thriller.

They may have lost on the pitch, but off the pitch Wakefield had a good day as it was confirmed they have regained ownership of their Belle Vue home.

In the latest Love Rugby League Weekly, we debate the Ottawa bid, how reserves could fit in to League One and much more. Make sure you join us at 12noon every Thursday.

The chatter about reserves came after Barrow chairman Steven Neale suggested the idea in his latest newspaper column.

If you’re enjoying the NRL this morning, don’t forget to check out our match previews for today’s games and the rest of the weekend.

What’s on social

Nigeria rugby league were at the Wakefield match and featured on Sky

Here’s the try of the week, as voted for by OuRLeague members.

I enjoyed Wolfie’s antics last night – surely everything a mascot should be doing?!

What’s in the papers

London’s start to the season isn’t going unnoticed, and their press coverage has been good this week. In the latest piece in The Mirror, find out more on Kent-born prop Rob Butler.

Pauli Pauli has his eyes on representing Samoa at the season’s end, reports Gary Carter in The Sun.

Cronulla veteran Paul Gallen is to retire at the end of the season, according to The Guardian.

Birthdays

Former Hull, Huddersfield, Hull KR and York utility Graeme Horne is 34, and Widnes’ Dom Speakman is 25.

What’s on TV/radio

7am – Live NRL: Canberra v Melbourne – Sky Sports Arena

9am – Live NRL: Brisbane v North Queensland – Sky Sports Arena

7pm – Live Super League: Castleford v St Helens – Sky Sports Arena