Rugby League Weekender: Record crowds, registration plates, Denver Test

We look at all the best bits from the weekend’s action.

The good

It was a cracker of a game on Friday night, with Castleford Tigers beating Leeds Rhinos 25-24 at Elland Road. It was brilliant to see Leeds break their own Super League attendance record.

There was very nearly an upset in the Championship. Rochdale Hornets put up a phenomenal fight against Toronto Wolfpack, but the Canadian side clinched an 18-17 victory at the Crown Oil Arena. It was also our live match.

Live Championship Rugby League – Rochdale Hornets v Toronto Wolfpack

Posted by Love Rugby League on Friday, 23 March 2018

The bad

Halifax have had a week to forget. They were knocked out of the Challenge Cup by League 1 opposition Oldham and were battered 38-6 at Toulouse.

A car blocking a drive in Widnes…

The ugly

Huddersfield lost heavily at Wigan on Friday night and it was their worst performance of the season yet. They have won just two out of their first seven games of the season and sit rock bottom. The Giants need wins and fast.

The Denver mid-year Test is in tatters… Will it still go ahead?

Weekend Results

Super League

Widnes 24-16 Salford – Report | Match Stats

Leeds 24-25 Castleford– Match Stats

Warrington 34-24 Wakefield – Match Stats

Wigan 48-10 Huddersfield – Report | Match Stats

Hull KR 6-30 St Helens – Match Stats

Hull FC 42-16 Catalans – Match Stats


Rochdale 17-18 Toronto – Match Stats

Toulouse 38-6 Halifax – Match Stats

Barrow 36-22 Sheffield – Match Stats

Batley 14-40 Featherstone – Match Stats

Leigh 36-0 Dewsbury – Report | Match Stats

Swinton 18-64 London – Match Stats

League One

Newcastle 20-22 Doncaster – Match Stats

North Wales 2-30 Oldham – Match Stats

Bradford 32-12 Hunslet – Match Stats

Whitehaven 30-6 Hemel – Match Stats

York 26-12 Keighley – Match Stats

Challenge Cup

Coventry 31-20 Pilkington Recs – Match Stats

Result of the week

There weren’t many upsets this weekend but what a result it was for Castleford. Leeds were favourites for the game at Elland Road but the Tigers grabbed the two points. Notable mentions must go to Rochdale and Pilkington Recs, who came close to beating Toronto and Coventry respectively.

About Drew Darbyshire 7877 Articles
Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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