What rugby league clubs have been up to during the enforced break

James Gordon

It’s only been one weekend without rugby league, but it already feels like a lifetime.

Here’s what some clubs have been up to in trying to keep their fans engaged online.

Wigan are encouraging fans to send them messages with the #WarriorsatHome hashtag, and are then adding a nice touch of commentary to the videos.

There’s plenty of real life action kicking about from the archives, including this World Club Challenge warm-up match in 2008 between Melbourne Storm and… Halifax.

Fax TV Special: Melbourne Storm (H) 2008 World Club Challenge Warm Up – Full Match

It’s #FaxVsStormThe World Club Challenge / Warm Up Match 2008📺 | Halifax host NRL stars Melbourne Storm at The Shay Stadium

Posted by Halifax Rugby League Club on Monday, 23 March 2020

Many clubs are using their online TV channels as a way to keep driving revenue through this barren period, but Hull KR have made theirs free to view – with fans able to make a donation or choose to pay if they so wish.

Wordsearch, anyone?

Too easy? Try this one from London Broncos.

Doing their bit for public health are Wakefield, who have released their keep fit with Daddy Cool and Trin videos to keep people moving during the lockdown.

Widnes are also doing their bit for local health, by offering free, remote services.

There’s been plenty of virtual rugby league action, with Swinton taking on Oldham on Rugby League Live 4, streamed live on the Lions’ social media pages, and it even got the match report treatment on the club website.

Warrington pair Ben Murdoch-Masila and Leilani Latu swapped tackle bags for controllers as they took the Wolves on a virtual match-up against Hull KR.

Rugby league 101? Huddersfield are using the break to educate those poor souls who know little or nothing about the greatest game.

Leeds director of rugby Kevin Sinfield ran a solo marathon to raise funds for former team-mate Rob Burrow, find out how you can donate below too.

In what was both the best and the worst match of all time, York beat Featherstone (or Featherstone beat York, depending on who you believe) in a virtual match, that featured virtual tickets, virtual pies and virtual pints – plus a winning try by the Pit Pony (I believe Featherstone, sorry York).

To keep a closer eye on what the clubs are doing on Twitter, follow this list of rugby league clubs.