Top four is “certainly achievable”, says Wakefield’s Chris Chester

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has promised nobody at Trinity is getting carried away by their phenomenal season so far – but he believes an unlikely top-four finish is “certainly achievable” in 2017. Trinity, along with Sunday’s opponents Salford, are the surprise packages of the season so far, sitting fourth going into this weekend’s fixtures. However, while the Wakefield coach is…

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TotalRL’s Team of the Round: Bank Holiday Monday edition

Fullback: Gareth O’Brien (Salford) Salford’s Million Pound Man remains in superb form this year; and he was crucial in helping the Red Devils keep in touch with league leaders Castleford after their thumping win over Warrington on Monday afternoon. An outside bet for Man of Steel, perhaps? Wing: Ryan Ince (Widnes) It has been quite the start to life in…

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Evalds hat-trick sees Salford into seven heaven

Niall Evalds recorded a hat-trick as Salford Red Devils cruised past Warrington Wolves 38-12 for the seventh successive win. Jake Bibby, Evalds and Junior Sa’u put Salford in cruise control within 25 minutes, as they started the game how they finished Friday’s demolition of Catalans Dragons. Warrington’s task was made even harder shortly before the break as Ben Jullien was…

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Talking points ahead of Friday’s Super League action

Do Widnes stand any chance against the league leaders? On paper, it looks a daunting task for Widnes at Castleford this evening. There’s no Joe Mellor, no Tom Gilmore, Rangi Chase is ineligible.. long story short, they are doing it tough with injuries as things stand. Therefore, the prospect of going to face the league leaders at a ground where…

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SQUAD NEWS: All the team news for Friday’s Super League action

Castleford v Widnes Daryl Powell makes three changes to his squad for Friday’s game against Widnes. Alex Foster, Junior Moors and Jake Webster are all rested, with Joel Monaghan, Ben Roberts and Kevin Larroyer all coming into the fray. Chris Bridge is a notable returnee for Widnes, but there is still no Joe Mellor or Tom Gilmore. Castleford squad: Hardaker,…

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Salford spoil Leigh’s Magic Weekend debut

Salford Red Devils eased past 12-man Leigh Centurions 36-22 at the Magic Weekend. Matty Fleming went over to give Leigh an early lead in their Magic debut but Ben Murdoch-Masila latched onto a Michael Dobson kick to bring Salford onto the board soon afterwards. Mitch Brown went over for the Centurions second try, after Gareth O’Brien’s penalty goal had levelled…

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Challenge Cup quarter-final draw

Defending champions Hull FC will host Super League table-toppers Castleford Tigers in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. Cas’ put over half a century of points past St Helens to book their place in the last eight while Hull FC’s 62-0 victory over Catalans Dragons gifts Rugby League fans a mouth-watering tie in the next round. Warrington’s reward for dispatching…

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