Rugby League Today: Warrington reach Grand Final, Price super proud, Holbrook makes no excuses

Drew Darbyshire

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

We have the latest news, features and reports from the first Super League semi-final of the year.

What’s on site

Warrington beat favourites St Helens 18-13 to reach the 2018 Super League Grand Final.Report our report here

Warrington coach Steve Price said their defeat in the Challenge Cup final made them want to reach the Super League Grand Final even more.

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook refused to make any excuses for their semi-final defeat to Warrington.

Hunslet have continued their re-building for 2019 with the signing of York prop Dan Hawksworth.

Wakefield star Bill Tupou said he was honoured to be selected in the 2018 Super League Dream Team.

Whitehaven have beaten off competition from several clubs to retain winger Dave Thompson.

Back-rower Sam Wilde has committed to relegated Widnes for 2019.

Brett Delaney will play for Leeds on last time in their annual Boxing Day friendly against Wakefield at Headingley, and play elsewhere in 2019.

Featherstone have signed a third Papua New Guinea international for 2019 in the shape of centre Thompson Teteh.

The latest episode of ‘Love Rugby League Weekly’ is out now. Dave Parkinson and James Gordon are back for another weekly show discussing everything rugby league.

It’s the last Million Pound Game as we know it – and it’s the expansionists dream as Toronto Wolfpack entertain London Broncos in the bright lights of Lamport Stadium in Canada. Who would be better for Super League in 2019?

The latest ‘five things’ is on site now. There are so many exciting things happening in rugby league at the minute, like the semi-finals, Million Pound Game and the League 1 Promotion Final.

Toronto Wolfpack are 80 minutes away from reaching Super League at the first attempt – and have already set some targets for next season.

Featherstone have thanked the RFL for allowing them to register players for this weekend’s Championship Shield final, but are frustrated it wasn’t done earlier.

What’s in the papers

Daryl Powell keen to erase ‘harsh’ reminder of lonely Grand Final heartache, report the Mirror.

St Helens 13-18 Warrington: Late Tom Lineham try sends Wire to Old Trafford in thriller –  5 talking points, report the Mirror.

Warrington in Grand Final dreamland after Tom Lineham downs St Helens, report The Guardian.

Castleford’s Liam Watts wants another page in nan’s scrapbook – the Grand Final, report The Sun.

John Bateman reveals the secret of Wigan success, report Wigan Today.

Tom Lineham hails Warrington winning place in Grand Final, report Warrington Guardian.

Justin Holbrook: We didn’t create enough chances, report St Helens Star.

Prospect of final return the biggest driving factor for Castleford, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

What’s on social

An absolute classic last night.

Tom Lineham with two tries on his return…

What a career Jon Wilkin has had in the red vee!

Look what rugby league can do… Inspirational!

What’s on TV/Radio

SL SF Highlights: St Helens v Warrington Wolves – 2.30pm & 7.00pm, Sky Sports Arena

LIVE SL SF:Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers – 7.30pm, Sky Sports Arena & Main Event

Rugby League Masterclass: Sean O’Loughlin – 10.30pm, Sky Sports Mix

Rugby League Masterclass: Ben Barba – 10.45pm, Sky Sports Mix

SL SF Highlights: Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers – 1.30am, Sky Sports Arena

5 Live Rugby League – 7.00pm, 5 Live Sports Extra, commentary from Stuart Pyke.

TalkSPORT 2 Live – from 6.00pm, Talksport 2

The latest Super League Pod is available to download now, in association with Love Rugby League.

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 Final Hooter podcast by Love Rugby League’s Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson is now available to download.