Sport England’s Sam Tomkins, left, is tackled by France’s Éloi Pélissier, right

England’s unconvincing display against France in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday did nothing to enhance their hopes of winning the tournament on home soil.

Lauaki to face RFL hearing

The Wigan forward Epalahame Lauaki, will today face a Rugby Football League disciplinary hearing, charged with making a dangerous tackle during a defeat by Warrington last Friday. The former Hull player was placed on report twice by the referee Richard Silverwood, once for leading with the forearm and once for a spear tackle on Matty Blythe.

A forlorn Kenny Dalglish during the home defeat to Wigan

James Lawton: Dalglish's denials insult our intelligence

Having spent more than £100m on a Liverpool team which looks increasingly unfit for purpose, Kenny Dalglish is not exactly awash with options before he faces a critical reassessment of his performance by American owner John W Henry.

Willie Manu scored two of Hull’s tries in the win over Castleford

Huddersfield fall short of top spot after second-half collapse

Huddersfield missed the chance to finish the weekend on top of Super League when they lost 40-22 at Hull KR yesterday. The teams were locked together at 18-all at half-time, but Rovers pulled away after the interval.

Warrington profit from Lauaki’s lack of discipline

Wigan 20 Warrington 22

Round-Up: Wildcats fall short after John's missed conversion

Wakefield fell agonisingly short of pulling off a shock at Warrington when Isaac John's conversion attempt missed by the narrowest of margins. The Wildcats led for most of the game, only for the Wolves to get their noses in front near the end. Vince Mellars' try cut the margin to 32-30, but John could not snatch a draw.

Lloyd White won the game for Widnes with a late one-pointer

White drop goal shocks Wigan

Widnes 37 Wigan 36

Ian Henderson: The Catalans’ hooker faces three weeks out after suffering an ankle injury

Dragons look to bounce back without injury-hit Henderson

The Catalan Dragons have to try to bounce back today from their first defeat of the season without a tranche of key players.

Millward ready to return to fold

Castleford coach Ian Millward has told the club he will end his compassionate leave this weekend.

Ian Millward to return from compassionate leave

Castleford head coach Ian Millward has told the club he will end his compassionate leave this weekend.

Sibbit ruled out for three months

Bradford Bulls, who have recently lost Elliot Kear and Craig Kopczak to injury, have been told that Ian Sibbit needs a shoulder operation and will be out for around 12 weeks.

Michael Monaghan: Hooker went for an operation on one knee, only to find both needed attention

Higham back from surgery and sets sights on the Bulls

Mickey Higham has timed his return from elbow surgery perfectly for Warrington's game at Bradford tonight.

Jeffries returns to demonstrate kicker's art

Wakefield Wildcats 18 Bradford Bulls 36

Alex McLeish looks concerned as Villa's Darren Bent is stretchered off

Bent misses England duty after Wigan impasse

Wigan Athletic 0 Aston Villa 0

Mick Potter, the Bradford Bulls coach, expects a tough test from the newlook Wakefield side

Agar wary of frustrated Bulls

Wakefield and Bradford have shown such contradictory form at this early stage of the season that they will both be looking for their true selves when they meet at Belle Vue this evening.

MICK POTTER: The Bradford coach admitted his side simply ‘couldn’t handle’ class of Wigan

Red-hot Wigan send Bulls into a meltdown

Bradford 16 Wigan 54

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