Rugby League Today: Tomkins magic, Myler hurt, Westwood future

We have all the reports, reaction and features from last night’s Super League clash and much more.

What’s on site

Sam Tomkins added a late drop-goal to hand Wigan their first win at Leeds since 2012. We have all the details from Emerald Headingley right here

Sam Tomkins and John Bateman said it was important to end Wigan’s six-year hoodoo at Emerald Headingley.

Leeds star Richie Myler said he was hurt by their dramatic defeat to Wigan and believes the Rhinos could have handled the second half better.

Featherstone have signed Jansin Turgut on an initial month’s loan from Hull FC.

Widnes full-back Rhys Hanbury expressed his frustration at the club’s injury woe but said there were some positives in defeat against Hull FC.

St Helens captain James Roby has been ruled out of this weekend’s game against Wakefield with a rib injury.

Toronto Wolfpack have signed Manly Sea Eagles prop Darcy Lussick on a three-year deal.

New loan signings Jy Hitchcox and James Laithwaite have gone straight into Bradford’s 19-man squad for Sunday’s game against Coventry Bears.

What’s in the papers

Ben Westwood happy to retain title of Super League’s oldest player as Warrington find form, report the Mirror.

Leeds 8-9 Wigan: Sam Tomkins has the last laugh to snatch dramatic late win – five things we learnt, report the Mirror.

Wigan’s Sam Tomkins leads fightback to beat Leeds in close-run thing, report The Guardian.

Mikolaj Oledzki eyes England spot after once not speaking a word of English, report The Sun in an exclusive.

Sam Tomkins clinched Wigan a sensational victory with a dramatic 78th minute drop-goal, report the Daily Star.

Super League’s oldest star Ben Westwood says he’d love to play on next year if his body holds up, report the Daily Star in an exclusive.

Warriors boss Shaun Wane hails match-winning hero Sam Tomkins, report Wigan Today.

What’s on social

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Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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  1. Be iteresting to see if Powell of Wigan gets a ban for the neck pressure tackle last night I recall Ellis getting a ban last season for a far less innocuous tackle

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