Rugby League Today: Wigan win, will recruit & FC Barcelona do their bit

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

What’s on site

Wigan ground out another victory as they defeated bottom side London 18-8 on Thursday night – read the match report, talking points and Drew’s views.

London coach Danny Ward says they will battle until the end, after they went down to another defeat in gritty fashion.

The latest Love RL Weekly video is out now, and also available to download as a podcast.

Rochdale have confirmed the departure of coach Carl Forster.

Huddersfield full-back Scott Grix has joined brother Simon on loan at Halifax.

Ireland international Tyrone McCarthy says he would love to see an Irish team in League One, in the latest expansionist blog.

What’s on social

FC Barcelona have dropped a tweet to their nearly 30 million followers, promoting Catalans’ upcoming game with Wigan at the Nou Camp.

Twitter can be a hard place at times, but it does generate the odd bit of humour, including this parody of Wigan prop Joe Bullock.

Did anyone else spot this?

What’s in the papers

Further to the tweet above, Jackson Hastings confirmed on Sky Sports he hasn’t signed elsewhere for next season. But that’s what they all say…

And Wigan chairman Ian Lenegan, who is under a bit of pressure given the disastrous year the Warriors have had to date, says new signings are on the horizon in Wigan Today. 2 + 2 = ?

Gareth Hock has been released by Barrow without playing a game for the Championship club, after suffering an injury in a pre-season charity boxing bout.

Birthdays

Hull FC’s comeback kid Gareth Ellis is 38, and showing no signs of letting up (again) just yet, after a fine career that included an excellent stint in the NRL with Wests.

Also celebrating: former St Helens coach Daniel Anderson (52); Melbourne’s Kiwi forward Jesse Bromwich (30); Warrington and Samoa prop Lama Tasi (29).

What’s on TV/radio

7pm – Live Super League: Castleford v Warrington – Sky Sports Arena/Mix

Trivia

Wigan had won their last 10 meetings with London prior to this season.