Happy (or not so happy) Monday!
What’s on site
St Helens edged past current Challenge Cup winners Hull FC with a pulsating 25-22 victory to reach the semi-finals. Read our report here…
Hull FC coach Lee Radford said his side’s kicking game played a big factor in why they were knocked out of the Challenge Cup by St Helens.
St Helens coach Justin Holbrook said it wasn’t the best performance from his side but is just glad to make it through to the Challenge Cup semi-finals with a tough win over Hull FC.
The 2018 Challenge Cup semi-final draw has been made and they are interesting ties.
Ireland will play a one-off Test match against Hungary in Budapest on June 30.
Wigan have released a statement on a recent video that went viral of Sam Tomkins and Joel Tomkins.
Warrington coach Steve Price said his side put in their best performance of the season in their Cup win over Wigan.
What’s in the papers
St Helens 25-22 Hull FC: Percival and Grace doubles boost Saints’ hopes of ending Wembley drought – 5 talking points, report the Mirror.
Hull FC ace Masi Matongo on his long journey from Zimbabwe to rugby league, report The Sun.
St Helens hold off Hull to reach Challenge Cup semi-final, report The Guardian.
Why Hull FC can still plot a path to Old Trafford after battling Challenge Cup loss, report Hull Daily Mail.
The key statistics behind Hull KR’s loss to Castleford Tigers, report Hull Daily Mail.
Leeds winger Ryan Hall impressed by semi-final does Warrington, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
Castleford’s fit-again Kieran Gill passes Robins test with flying colours, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
Key talking points from Leeds’ Challenge Cup victory over Leigh, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
What’s on social
Strong words from Jamie Peacock!
I watched a lot of #rugbyleague this weekend. I can’t not say it. I’m sick to death of players faking injury or spending a eternity on the floor injured only to get back up and play on… The respect our game has is built on players toughness…please start showing this again..
— Jamie Peacock MBE (@JamiePeacock10) June 3, 2018
Brilliant news for Love Rugby League’s very own Dave Parkinson!
— Dave Parkinson (@DParkyRL) June 3, 2018
We already can’t wait for the double header at the Macron Stadium!
CHALLENGE CUP SEMI-FINALS
St Helens v Catalans Dragons
Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves
— Love Rugby League (@loverugbyleague) June 3, 2018
Can Josh Charnley force his way back into the England set up this year?
It came against his boyhood club… pic.twitter.com/r5V39PEsNK
— The Challenge Cup (@TheChallengeCup) June 3, 2018
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.