Rugby League Today: Wilkin exit, Cummins on boos, Ward thrilled, Edwards & Lam interviews

Drew Darbyshire

There are 13 new stories on site today.

What’s on site

A late Jarrod Sammut drop-goal saw London continue their unbeaten run to eight games and condemned Widnes to a 17th straight league loss. Read our report here

London coach Danny Ward said his side showed that the Championship is closing the gap on Super League following their win at Widnes.

Widnes interim coach Francis Cummins says the club need full support from their fans after they were booed off the field following their loss to London.

After a sparkling 16-year St Helens career, Jon Wilkin is set to leave St Helens at the end of the 2018 season.

League 1 side Newcastle Thunder have acquired the services of Jarred Blanke on a two-year deal.

The latest ‘five things’ feature is out now. Widnes kick off Qualifiers campaign, Super 8s begin, will Saints bounce back?

Tyrone Roberts has sealed himself a return to the NRL with former club Gold Coast Titans on a two-year deal.

Wigan Warriors hosted their first press conference with their two new head coaches, Adrain Lam and Shaun Edwards. Lam said he always knew he was going to return to the Warriors one day…

Shaun Edwards said ‘listening to Adrian Lam talk makes him want to buy a season ticket!’ in his unveiling as the new Wigan coach.

The latest ‘stat attack’ is out now. There are some very eye catching figures from the Challenge Cup weekend…

Super League Pod host Mark is joined by Warrington fan Leigh to look back over the Challenge Cup action and give their predictions for this week’s Super 8s and the Qualifiers, in association with Love Rugby League.

NRL side Canberra Raiders have officially announced that they’ve acquired the services of England International John Bateman on a three-year deal from 2019.

The latest opinion piece is on site now. ‘Wigan’s coaching announcements are either a stroke of genius or utterly bizarre’.

What’s in the papers

Shaun Edwards admits rugby league return with Wigan represents risk, report The Guardian.

St Helens stalwart Jon Wilkin to leave club after 16 years, report The Sun.

Adrian Lam hopes son Lachlan will follow him to Wigan, report Wigan Today.

Steve Price: Go out and grab second spot, report Warrington Guardian.

Saints and Wire head coaches to clash on the bowls green, report St Helens Star.

Jordan Thompson gunning for long-term Leeds deal, report Yorkshire Evening Post.

Dean Hadley offers fitness update as he aims for Hull FC return, report Hull Daily Mail.

Hull KR’s Tommy Lee on stressful Qualifiers and Todd Carney’s influence ahead of Salford clash, report Hull Daily Mail.

What’s on social

The comments are interesting…

Nobody was catching Kieran Dixon…


John Bateman on his NRL switch…

What’s on TV/Radio

Highlights: Widnes Vikings v London Broncos – 10.30am & 12.35pm, Sky Sports Arena

LIVE NRL: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Sydney Roosters – 10.55am, Sky Sports Arena

LIVE SUPER 8s: Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers – 7.30pm, Sky Sports Action

Highlights: Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers – Midnight, Sky Sports Action

talkSPORT 2 Live – Including Super 8s – 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 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.