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
Prop relishing chance to bow out as a Grand Final winner before his big move Down Under
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.”
The visitors' dressing-room backs onto the press toilets at the DW Stadium. Usual insights are reliably restricted to dubious musical tastes, but at half-time of this match, only the rasping voice of Billy Davies was audible. When put politely, the Nottingham Forest manager was not happy with his team's performance. It was industrial strength stuff. Given what he'd seen, it was also understandable.
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.
The manager at Wigan Council also told several hundred reeling employees about his weekend at a 'punk rock festival in Blackpool'
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.
Daryl Powell takes charge of his hometown club for the first time in France this afternoon. The newly appointed Castleford coach takes them to the Catalan Dragons looking for a result to get his reign off to an optimistic start.