Rugby League Today: Wigan reach Grand Final, Wane’s emotional rollercoaster, Widnes confirm four exits

Drew Darbyshire

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

We have got the latest reports, features and interviews right here.

What’s on site

Sam Tomkins put in a commanding display to help Wigan beat Castleford to reach the 2018 Super League Grand Final. Read our report here

Wigan coach Shaun Wane said it would be one of his career highlights if they win the Grand Final in his final game in charge.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell admitted his side need to learn how to cope with high-pressure games if they are to be successful.

Whitehaven have re-signed experienced centre Jason Mossop on a two-year deal.

Widnes have confirmed that Patrick Ah Van, Lloyd White, Charly Runciman and Alex Gerrard will leave the club following their relegation from Super League.

The latest opinion piece is online now. Some of the most iconic names in Super League history have identified as a loose forward for part or all of their careers, but is it the end of the position?

The announcement of the Super League Dream Team inevitably brings much discussion, mostly centred around those players who didn’t make it. We take a look at who could have made it

Match winning winger Tom Lineham wants to make history and help Warrington Wolves win their first Super League crown.

Sam Burgess has withdrawn from the England squad for the autumn internationals against France and New Zealand to have shoulder and wrist surgery.

What’s in the papers

Whether Million Pound Game sees Toronto or London promoted, it’s win-win for rugby league, report the Mirror.

Wigan 14-0 Castleford: Sam Tomkins and Tommy Leuluai combine to book Grand Final place – 5 talking points, report the Mirror.

Sam Tomkins stars to help Wigan into Grand Final against Warrington, report The Guardian.

Shaun Wane so proud to be heading to Old Trafford again, report Wigan Today.

Wigan 14 Castleford 0 – Big-game heartache for the beaten Tigers – again, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Saints’ year that promised so much ends in failure, report St Helens Star.

Ben Westwood highlights Grand Final winning qualities, report Warrington Guardian.

Dean Hadley relishing Papua New Guinea trip with England Knights, report Hull Daily Mail.

What’s on social

Wigan certainly enjoyed that team song…

An emotional night for John Bateman.

Heartbreaking for Castleford.

Shaun Wane is a very proud man this weekend.

What’s on TV/Radio

SL SF Highlights: Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers – 11.30am, Sky Sports Arena

Super League Highlights – 1.15pm, BBC One

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.