Rugby League: Highlights of the week

September 22-28, 2014

Try: Gareth O’Brien scored a fine try for Warrington last Thursday night, shortly after Castleford had close the gap to two points. It came from a Stefan Ratchford break, supported by Richie Myler and O’Brien finished it superbly.

Team: Hunslet Hawks travelled to York on Sunday and earned a 24-32 victory to eliminate their hosts from the playoffs to reach Sunday’s Grand Final themselves, where Oldham lie in wait.

Player: Leigh winger Adam Higson scored three tries as the Centurions reached the Championship Grand Final with a 33-22 victory over Dewsbury at Leigh Sports Village.

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Story: The dream Grand Final next Sunday in Australia, with South Sydney facing Canterbury and the Burgess brothers facing James Graham in a true Battle of Britain.

Quote: “Speaking to the coaching staff and senior players we have chosen Warrington to play Wigan. They enjoy each other’s company, and we don’t want to deprive them of that, so St Helens will be playing Catalan Dragons.” Eamonn McManus, the Chairman of St Helens, who

Image: The John Smith’s Stadium in semi-darkness when the start of the match between Huddersfield and the Catalan Dragons was hit by a power cut on Friday night.

Tweet: “This time last year i’d be 2 hours into a 10 hour shift now im 2 games away from winning the Superleague Grand Final #wire” Warrington forward Anthony England (@EnglandEng) reflecting on how much things can change in a single year.