Rugby League Today: Widnes relegation confirmed, Holbrook praises Barba, Burgess cleared by investigation

Drew Darbyshire

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What’s on site

Ben Barba produced a man of the match display to help St Helens win comfortably at Warrington. Read our report here

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook heaped praise on Ben Barba and his younger players following their win at Warrington.

Warrington coach Steve Price said his side were nowhere near up to their usual standard in their defeat to St Helens.

Sam Burgess has been cleared by an investigation into claims South Sydney players had been involved in a ‘sexting’ scandal.

Featherstone have signed Batley back-rower James Harrison for the 2019 season.

St Helens have handed contract extensions to academy pair Matty Costello and Jack Ashworth.

Betfred will stream this weekend’s game between York and Whitehaven. The Knights will gain promotion to the Championship if they win.

Warrington have confirmed that seven first-team players, including Tyrone Roberts, will depart at the end of the season.

Prop Brad Singleton will captain Leeds as they travel to Halifax in The Qualifiers on Sunday.The 19-man squads have been announced.

What’s in the papers

Mark Percival keeps his promise to tragic brother Chris as St Helens eye Grand Final glory, report the Mirror.

Ben Barba’s silky double caps impressive St Helens win at Warrington, report The Guradian.

Newcastle’s St James’ Park believed to be preferred choice for next Magic Weekend, report The Sun.

Wigan report loss of £432k due to ‘investment in a winning team’, report Wigan Today.

Chris Hill says Warrington need to be smarter, report Warrington Guardian.

Justin Holbrook happy with Saints win over Warrington but not getting carried away, report St Helens Star.

Widnes relegated from Super League, report Runcorn and Widnes World.

Defensive woes cost Hull FC as loss to Catalans extends bad run, report Hull Daily Mail.

What’s on social

Widnes have issued a statement following their relegation.

George King was sad to play his last home game for Warrington yesterday…

A huge result for London.

And for Toulouse!

What’s on TV/Radio

Super 8s Highlights: Warrington Wolves v St Helens – 7.15am & 9.00am, Sky Sports Arena

The Qualifiers Highlights: Toronto Wolfpack v Widnes Vikings – 9.15am, Sky Sports Arena

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.