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Today provided a positive feast of point-scoring in Super League, especially at Huddersfield, where the Giants went second with a 50-30 win over Hull Kingston Rovers.
Wakefield prop Justin Poore has been warned by his coach to curb his temper. The 28-year-old former Parramatta forward has been sent off twice in his first 12 matches for his new club and will sit out Sunday’s Super League game against Warrington because of suspension.
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.
The game will now take place tomorrow
New Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson is urging his team to "pull together" after watching them suffer an alarming collapse in his first game in charge.
Leeds Rhinos 39 Wigan Warriors 28: Rhinos take spectacular revenge for their defeat in last year's cup final
Catalan Dragons 34 Wakefield Wildcats 10
Bradford 46 Castleford 32
Rules to assist spectacular scores, a new sponsor and synthetic turf are part of a Super League revolution
The Leeds coach, Brian McDermott, has wrapped three of his most battle- hardened forwards in cotton wool in preparation for next Saturday's Challenge Cup final. Jamie Peacock, Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Ryan Bailey have all been rested from today's preliminary trip to London, to play Harlequins at The Stoop.
Leeds have re-signed Richard Moore, over a decade after showing him the door at Headingley. The 30-year-old prop, who has spent the last two seasons with Crusaders, has agreed a three-year contract, starting in 2012.
The compilers of the rugby league fixtures have always had a sense of timing, not to mention a sense of humour. If there is any way of bringing two sides together at a moment loaded with irony, you can bet your season ticket it will happen.
John Kear's side has won half a dozen matches and they are not bottom of Super League
Daryl Millard has committed his immediate future to Catalan Dragons.
International rugby league is to be played for the first time at the new Wembley Stadium. The ground, whose predecessor last staged a Test in 1997, is to host a double-header on 5 November, with England playing Australia and Wales taking on New Zealand in the Four Nations.
Much will depend this weekend on the availability or otherwise for their clubs of players involved in the Exiles match last night, but Huddersfield already know that they will be without their main man.