Rugby League Today: Wane pleased, McDermott concerned, Whitehaven takeover falls through

Drew Darbyshire

We have got reports, reaction and lots of news for you today.

What’s on site

Wigan bounced back from defeat last week with an impressive performance to ease past Leeds last night. Read our report here

Wigan coach Shaun Wane was pleased with his side’s big win over Leeds but the team aren’t getting ahead of themselves.

Leeds coach Brian McDermott made no excuses for their heavy loss at Wigan and is concerned about their seven-match losing streak.

Promising half-back James Meadows has signed a new three-year deal with London.

York have agreed to release Chris Siddons from his contract due to work and personal commitments.

Featherstone have signed promising back-rower James Thornton from Hemel.

Joe Greenwood said he was buzzing to make his debut for Wigan.

Wakefield captain Danny Kirmond is set to miss the rest of the campaign after suffering a knee injury.

England Lionhearts – Yorkshire have returned unbeaten from a two-game tour of Serbia.

Casteford have made four changes for their trip to Perpignan, while Mickael Goudemand could return for Catalans. The 19-man squads have been announced.

Whitehaven have confirmed that the proposed takeover of the club by Stuart Harvey and his consortium has fallen through.

West Wales have appointed Queensland Cup winning coach Kim Williams as their new head coach from the start of next season.

What’s in the papers

Leeds suffer seventh successive defeat after hat-trick by Wigan’s Liam Marshall, report The Guardian.

Shaun Wane praises Joe Greenwood, report Wigan Today.

Jack Hughes happy to be Warrington’s unsung hero, report Warrington Guardian.

Paul Sculthorpe column: English NRL players knew how important Denver game was, report St Helens Star.

Brian McDermott concerned as Leeds slump to another defeat, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Every word from Lee Radford on Hull FC retention, recruitment and injuries, report Hull Daily Mail.

Hull KR rubbish reports linking Leeds Rhinos star Ryan Hall to club, report Hull Daily Mail.

Huddersfield can’t afford any slip-ups against Hull KR says Simon Woolford, report The Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

What’s on social

A dominating display from Wigan.

This is brilliant!

Joe Greenwood certainly enjoyed his debut!

New South Wales coach Brad Fittler having a joke with Lebanon star Mitchell Moses!

What’s on TV/Radio

State of Origin I Highlights: New South Wales v Queensland – 7.55am, Sky Sports Arena.

LIVE NRL: New Zealand Warriors v Cronulla Sharks – 9.00am, Sky Sports Arena.

LIVE NRL: Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm – 10.55am, Sky Sports Arena.

Super League Golden Point – 7.00pm, Sky Sports Arena.

LIVE SL: St Helens v Wakefield Trinity – 7.30pm, Sky Sports Arena & Sky Sports Main Event.

SL Highlights: St Helens v Wakefield Trinity – 1.00am, Sky Sports Arena.

5 Live Rugby League – 7.00pm. 5 Live Sports Extra, commentary from Dave Woods.

Talksport 2 Live – 6.00pm, Talksport 2.

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.