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Fears rise over Super League season as more games forced off by Covid

Castleford’s match against Catalans also off due to CovidIncreasing risk some clubs may not reach 18-game thresholdBoth of last weekend’s Challenge Cup finalists have been forced to postpone their Super League fixtures this weekend as Covid-19 outbreak…

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Jack Welsby shows in Challenge Cup final what England need at World Cup

The battle of the halves ended even at Wembley but the young utility sub swung the Challenge Cup final for St HelensBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredThere were few surprises at Wembley on Saturday. Hugely experienced St Helens, the reigning Supe…

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Harry Smith’s late try gives Wigan vital victory over makeshift Huddersfield

Wigan 16-12 HuddersfieldHosts overcome 12-point deficit in battle of depleted sidesFew games have epitomised where Super League, not just Wigan Warriors and Huddersfield Giants, finds itself right now better than this one. The very fact both these side…

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Ash Handley’s try leaves 11-man Leeds enough room to fend off Warrington

Warrington 16 Leeds 22Late Warrington charge held off by depleted RhinosThere are moments in a season which are the very definition of pivotal. If Leeds’ season is to end with success – whatever that looks like – this night will be one they will look b…

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Lachlan Coote imperious as St Helens beat Wigan and close on leaders

St Helens 24-6 WiganWigan have two players sent to sin-binSt Helens inflicted a fifth successive Super League defeat on Wigan Warriors for the first time in 15 years with victory in a rain-sodden derby to keep the pressure on league leaders Catalans Dr…

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Jake Mamo notches hat-trick as Warrington hammer depleted Wigan

Wigan Warriors 14-40 Warrington WolvesWarrington second in Super League after sixth win in a rowPerhaps the biggest compliment that could be paid to this Warrington Wolves side at present is that, even when this game hung in the balance midway through …

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Ben Currie try decisive as Warrington defensive masterclass defies St Helens

St Helens 2-6 Warrington WolvesSteve Price’s side dig in for seventh win of the seasonHow does one solve a conundrum like Steve Price’s Warrington Wolves? Any supporter of Super League’s biggest underachievers in recent seasons will be well aware that …

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Catalans’ comeback thwarts Leigh’s quest for first Super League win

Leigh 30-36 Catalans Visitors run in six tries after Centurions make fast startLeigh’s wait for a first victory since returning to Super League will go on for at least another week after a second-half turnaround from Catalans inflicted a tenth successi…

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Leeds ignite season as they beat Castleford with 11-try demolition job

Castleford 6-60 LeedsLuke Gale at majestic best to lead Leeds to victoryRichard Agar had promised that as his key players returned from injury, Leeds Rhinos’ sluggish start to the new season would drift into the distance. Yet not even he could have pre…

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Huddersfield fend off Warrington fightback to deflate returning home fans

Warrington 20-26 HuddersfieldWire recover from 20-0 down but held off in closing stagesFor the first time in 429 days, rugby league fans are back on the terraces – and the first act of the sport’s new normal certainly didn’t disappoint. The 4,000 Warri…

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Huddersfield fend off Warrington fightback to deflate returning home fans

Warrington 20-26 HuddersfieldWire recover from 20-0 down but held off in closing stagesFor the first time in 429 days, rugby league fans are back on the terraces – and the first act of the sport’s new normal certainly didn’t disappoint. The 4,000 Warri…

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‘It’s going to be special’: sport and fans raring to go as gates open again

Barnsley play-off and big rugby fixtures among Monday’s eventsSports hope for ‘a welcome return to normality’Jane Utley will be one of 4,500 lucky Tykes when she gets into Oakwell on Monday evening. The Barnsley fan will watch her team play their most …

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Rugby league fans return: ‘They’re unique – I can’t wait to see them’

Super League will take centre stage in the UK’s sporting landscape as the turnstiles to live events open this weekRugby league’s decision makers have never been known for their savvy but on Monday evening Super League will take centre-stage in the UK’s…

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Brian Carney: ‘A psychologist would have a field day with me’

The player-turned-presenter talks about his Irish upbringing, his love of rugby league and his days as a LionBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredUnusually for someone raised in County Wicklow in Ireland, Brian Carney had an illustrious rugby league…

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Brian Carney: ‘A psychologist would have a field day with me’

The player-turned-presenter talks about his Irish upbringing, his love of rugby league and his days as a LionBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredUnusually for someone raised in County Wicklow in Ireland, Brian Carney had an illustrious rugby league…

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Eddie Jones to assist Hull FC as part of reciprocal coaching arrangement

England head coach will spend two days at Super League clubJones just back from working with Suntory Sungoliath in JapanAfter returning from Japan where he passed on “golden” coaching tips to the All Black Beauden Barrett, Eddie Jones has relocated to …

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Wigan’s Tony Clubb charged with using racist language in Super League game

RFL charges prop over incident with Hull’s Andre SavelioClubb will answer charge at independent tribunal on TuesdayThe Wigan Warriors prop Tony Clubb has been charged with using racist language by the Rugby Football League (RFL). Clubb was suspended by…

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Wigan suspend Tony Clubb pending outcome of racism investigation

Clubb accused of racially abusing Hull’s Andre Savelio ‘We take the accusations very seriously,’ insist WiganWigan have suspended the prop forward Tony Clubb pending the outcome of an investigation into alleged racism.The Hull second-rower Andre Saveli…

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Wigan’s narrow win over Hull marred by racism allegation

Tony Clubb placed on report over alleged racist remarkZak Hardaker kicks crucial penalty in 16-14 victoryThe Wigan coach, Adrian Lam, has promised the club will address any allegations of racism “head on” after one of his players, Tony Clubb, was place…

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Wigan’s narrow win over Hull marred by racism allegation

Tony Clubb placed on report over alleged racist remarkZak Hardaker kicks crucial penalty in 16-14 victoryThe Wigan coach, Adrian Lam, has promised the club will address any allegations of racism “head on” after one of his players, Tony Clubb, was place…