England winger Ryan Hall produced two devastating finishes to earn the Super League champions Leeds an impressive 28-22 victory in last night’s Grand Final rematch against Warrington at Headingley.
Craig Sandercock's jaundiced view of Super League's Easter programme is reflected in his team selection for the visit of the leaders today.
Most of the pre-match build-up for today’s meeting between Wigan and Widnes has concentrated on a man who could be playing for either team, but will turn out for neither.
There is no more effective winger in Super League at the moment than Wakefield's Ben Cockayne.
Martin Gleeson is looking to switch codes on his return from an 18-month drug ban later this year.
Huddersfield Giants 22 Warrington Wolves 32
Salford City Reds 10 Castleford Tigers 24
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I was sorry for Castleford on Sunday, apart from one small detail.
Castleford 8 Leeds 10
Rangi Chase has flown back to face a court appearance in Australia, leaving his Castleford team-mates unsure whether he will be back in time to line up with them in their Challenge Cup semi-final. "We're all in the dark about it," admitted forward Ryan Hudson over Chase's prospects of facing Leeds on Sunday. "He's such a good player, but if he's not there we have got alternatives."
Castleford are planning on being without their player of the year for the biggest game of their season on Sunday. Rangi Chase is due in court in Australia on Thursday to answer an assault charge. Even if he succeeds in having the case adjourned, he would face a race to get back in time to face Leeds in the Challenge Cup semi-final.
Hull KR have released Ben Cockayne, who has been suspended for the last two weeks following a police chase. It was the latest in a series of incidents involving the full-back. Although he was not driving the car and does not expect to be charged, his agent and the club have agreed that it is time for a clean break.
Two former regulars in the Great Britain side are poised to make their long-awaited comebacks tomorrow night after playing a negligible amount of rugby this season. The St Helens stand-off, Leon Pryce, is named in their squad to play Catalan Dragons, the club he is widely expected to join next season.
Matt Parish has made the retention of Stefan Ratchford one of his first priorities as the new Salford coach.
Dan Sarginson, whose performance last weekend was a rare shaft of light for Harlequins, retains his place for the visit of Wigan this afternoon.