Castleford Tigers prop Lee Jewitt scored a try in their Challenge Cup win over Wigan

Wigan Warriors 4 Castleford Tigers 16 match report: Tigers roll back the years to dump Wigan out of the Challenge Cup and book their place in semi-finals

Tigers inflict a first home Cup defeat on the Warriors for the first time since 1986

Hull KR centre Sean Gleeson has had to retire at 26 due to injuries sustained in a street assault

Assault victim Sean Gleeson forced to call it a day

The Hull KR centre Sean  Gleeson has been forced to retire at the age of 26 after failing to recover fully from a savage assault outside a nightclub.

Francis Cummins believes a decent run of fixtures for the Bulls puts pressure on their relegation rivals

Bradford 20 Wakefield 12 match report: 'I won’t waste my energy on points deduction,' says Francis Cummins

Francis Cummins, the Bradford coach, stressed he can only control what happens on the field after his side beat Super League rivals Wakefield 20-12 on Sunday ahead of Wednesday’s crucial appeal against an early-season points deduction.

Denis Betts rues loss after brawl sparks revival for Castleford

Widnes head coach Denis Betts admitted his side failed to handle their emotions as they threw away a half-time lead to slip to a 34-22 defeat at high-flying Castleford.

Bradford coach Francis Cummins remains bullish as pressure builds on lowly rivals

Bradford coach Francis Cummins senses his team's ailing fortunes could be about to change as clubs reach the halfway mark in Super League.

Super League round-up: Leaders Leeds back on song as Robbie Ward lands debut try

Robbie Ward scored a debut try as Leeds bounced back from their Magic Weekend disappointment with a 20-6 victory over Hull.

Bradford coach Francis Cummins remains bullish as pressure builds on lowly rivals

Bradford coach Francis Cummins senses his team's ailing fortunes could be about to change as clubs reach the halfway mark in Super League.

Super League round-up: Leaders Leeds back on song as Robbie Ward lands debut try

Robbie Ward scored a debut try as Leeds bounced back from their Magic Weekend disappointment with a 20-6 victory over Hull.

Teenage winger Joe Burgess scored two tries in an impressive display by Wigan’s young contingent

Salford 4 Wigan 25 match report: Joe Burgess's two tries put Wigan in touch with the top

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Warrington coach Tony Smith hailed a ‘pretty successful’ event for his team and for rugby league

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Widnes' first Magic Weekend victory comes at the thired attempt after seeing a late Paddy Flynn try earn the win

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Kevin Sinfield admits he is happy to stand-in at hooker in the absence of Rob Burrow and Paul Aitken

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