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Wakefield Trinity: Council puts forward last-ditch proposal to keep club in the borough

Wakefield are tomorrow expected to announce their ground plans for 2018 as they consider a last-ditch proposal from the local council to keep them in the district.

Wakefield Trinity
Clive Sullivan

Bygones: Reflecting on British sport’s first black captain

WITH Hull KR recently promoted back into Super League and Challenge Cup holders Hull FC still on course potentially for an historic double, the 2017 City of Culture is also currently revelling in a year of rugby league highs.

Hull KR
Tony Smith

Featherstone Rovers 0 Warrington 68: Smith left feeling sorry for the likes of Featherstone and Halifax

Tony Smith pointed to the number of “dead rubbers” and questioned the quality of many end-of-season games after his Warrington side thrashed Featherstone 68-0 to maintain their perfect record in the Super 8s Qualifiers.

Rugby league
Castleford's Jake Trueman.

Wigan 20 Castleford Tigers 38: Trueman Show is too good for Wigan to handle

NO Luke Gale, no Ben Roberts, but still no stopping Castleford Tigers.

Castleford Tigers
Tom Briscoe

Rhinos peaking perfectly in Grand Final hunt – Briscoe

THEY HAVE been inconsistent all year, but winger Tom Briscoe believes Leeds Rhinos are ready to hit their best form at the most crucial time of the season.

Leeds Rhinos
Castleford's Jake Trueman celebrates with Zak Hardaker after his second try against Wigan. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA

Wigan Warriors 20 Castleford Tigers 38: Trueman steals show as Cas dent Wigan’s last four bid

Teenage half-back Jake Trueman sensationally stepped into Luke Gale’s shoes to help Castleford to a 38-20 victory that leaves Wigan’s Super League title defence hanging by a thread.

Castleford Tigers
Wigan's Sam Tomkins has not been as lavish with praise of Castleford as some rivals have.

Sam Tomkins questions Castleford Tigers’ style and knockout pedigree

WIGAN Warriors full-back Sam Tomkins has questioned whether League Leaders’ Shield winners Castleford Tigers have what it takes in knockout football.

Castleford Tigers
Daryl Powell.

All the pressure is on Wigan and chase for top-four, claims Powell

CASTLEFORD Tigers head coach Daryl Powell believes “all the pressure” is on champions Wigan Warriors in tomorrow’s Super 8s game.

Castleford Tigers

‘Our season was on the line’ says Hull FC’s hero Minichiello

IT IS sometimes forgotten as the plaudits rightly flow ahead of Gareth Ellis’s imminent retirement that Hull FC are already so fortunate to boast a player of such a very similar ilk to their influential captain.

Hull FC
Mitch Cahalane

Leigh 40 Halifax 6: Cahalane consolation try for beaten Halifax

A weakened Halifax side lost their sixth straight Super 8s Qualifiers game at Leigh Centurions, the home side running out 40-6 winners.

Rugby league
Rovers' Ben Cockayne.

Hull KR 19 Catalans 20: Dragons survive as Atkin off target for Robins

THE promotion after-party almost turned out just as enjoyable as the main event for brilliant Hull KR last night.

Hull KR
Danny McGuire celebrates scoring the Rhiinos second try with Ashton Golding and Rob Burrow.

Leeds Rhinos 44 Salford Red Devils 2: Burrow and McGuire shine once again at Headingley

Super League title contenders Leeds ran in eight tries to end Salford’s slender play-off hopes with a thumping 44-2 win at Headingley.

Leeds Rhinos
TOUGH NIGHT: 
Huddersfield Giants' Danny Brough.

St Helens 40 Huddersfield Giants 16: Saints keep play-off hopes alive

Australian star Ben Barba turned on the magic as St Helens kept their play-off dreams alive by brushing aside Huddersfield.

Huddersfield Giants
Will 
Castleford's talisman Luke Gale be back in time for the play-offs? (
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

Dave Craven: Castleford Tigers’ Luke Gale will ride to the rescue after David Beckham-esque recovery

I REMEMBER when first hearing about a ‘metatarsal’ thinking it was some sort of dinosaur or maybe parlance linked to meteorites.

Castleford Tigers
EXIT DOOR: Hull KR's  Ben Cockayne.  Picture: Tony Johnson

Hull KR v Catalans Dragons: Captain Cockayne keen to exit Rovers on winning

BEN COCKAYNE is ready to be Captain Marvel in his final home game for his beloved Hull KR.

Hull KR
Leeds Rhinos' Brad Singleton

Leeds Rhinos v Salford Red Devils: Singleton seeks timely momentum to end season in style

LEEDS RHINOS’ Brad Singleton insists momentum will prove key if the club are to end their 2017 campaign on a perfect high.

Leeds Rhinos

VIDEO - Hull FC 19 Wakefield 18 verdict: Sneyd's left boot proves difference as Hull deny Trinity

NOT for the first time in his career, Marc Sneyd’s left boot proved the difference last night as he nudged Hull FC ever closer to the Super League semi-finals.

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St Helens v Huddersfield Giants: Ryan Hinchcliffe wary of threat from Ben Barba

HUDDERSFIELD Giants’ Ryan Hinchcliffe believes star NRL signing Ben Barba is a “coup” for Super League even if he is yet to set the competition alight.

Huddersfield Giants

Video: Luke Gale to decide if he is fit to play again this season for Castleford Tigers

CASTLEFORD Tigers’ Luke Gale is expected to have the final say on whether he is fit enough after appendix surgery to return for his side’s title push.

Castleford Tigers

Video - Hull FC v Wakefield Trinity: Radford confident Hull can handle the intensity

ALTHOUGH they are seeking a first Super League win in four games, and need it desperately, Hull FC head coach Lee Radford feels his “relaxed” squad are well-prepared to handle the pressure of tonight’s crucial encounter.

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