Injuries force coach to retain winger for Argentina match despite his lack of form
Steve McNamara could also give Michael McIlorum his first start of the tournament after naming him in place of James Roby
The chief executive of Leeds Rhinos, Gary Hetherington, has expressed his dismay at the Rugby Football League's decision to postpone its restructuring of the domestic game until after the World Cup.
Wigan overturn 16-2 deficit in remarkable fightback as injury to Joel Monaghan undermines Wolves
Last season's beaten finalists will contest the Super League Grand Final after narrowly getting the better of Huddersfield for the fourth time in 2013. Two tries from their leading scorer, Joel Monaghan, put them on their way to victory as the Wolves showed again that they are the one side that has the Giants' number.
Wigan are one match away from a Grand Final after a hard-fought victory at a near-waterlogged ground here tonight. Two tries from Josh Charnley gave the Warriors the edge in filthy conditions. They now have next weekend off, whilst Huddersfield, the most consistent side all year, have to try to take advantage of their second chance. This was a reminder for them that finals football is a different proposition.
Bradford ended a forgettable season with some minor consolation as the Giants kept their powder dry for next weekend by fielding a young, experimental line-up that was not quite up to the job.
Salford played their last game as the City Reds before this week’s planned rebranding as the Red Devils at Castleford. Apart from the name change, the club will announce a series of new faces to go with scrum-half, Tim Smith, signed from Wakefield for “a substantial fee.”
All eyes today will be on departing full-back
When it comes to Rugby League Challenge Cup finals, no two names resonate together quite like Hull and Wigan.
Warrington failed to go back to the top of the Super League table as they fell victim to an unlikely double at the hands of an inspired 12-man Widnes.
Warrington moved back into second place in Super League, but only after stubborn resistance from opponents with an eye on the top eight.
Wigan 48 Widnes 4
Bradford 12 Warrington 26
On a night when many young players made their mark, Sam Powell kicked a late drop goal and created a try to take Wigan’s winning run to 13.
A fitting climax to the Magic Weekend saw Leeds beaten for the first time in the mid-season showcase as Wigan consolidated their Super League lead, but there was little to choose between the two sides.