Birkenhead Park Panthers player Kate Thompson says the return of the Wirral Touch League will help the team to stay sharp ahead of their next season in the Championship North Two. Restarting again this month, the Wirral Touch League allows players the opportunity to compete in a more relaxed environment, without the pressure of the normal league campaign.
St Helens fans bemoaned their side's 30-10 away defeat to Castleford Tigers at the weekend. Merseysportlive reporter Andy Lott spoke to some fans after the match.
Widnes Vikings face Newcastle Thunder away from home on Monday night having lost consecutive league games. The Vikings sit fourth in the table after going unbeaten in their first four matches but were defeated by Barrow Raiders and York City Knights in the last two rounds.
The Warrington Wolves wheelchair rugby league team have entered the Super League for the first time this year. The side are currently competing with six of the best teams in the country with hopes of reaching the Grand Final aired on Sky Sports at the end of the season.
The reigning champions St Helens face a potential giant-killing when they travel to the Recreation Ground in the sixth round of the Challenge Cup. They face a Whitehaven side who have only lost two of their last five games including an impressive win over York in the previous round of the cup.
It was a disappointing weekend for Merseyside teams as St Helens, Warrington Wolves and Widnes Vikings all lost. All three teams have made promising starts to their respective campaigns but suffered setbacks in Round 6 of the season.
Widnes Vikings’ four game unbeaten run was ended by Barrow Raiders after a 24-34 loss at home. Despite a fast-paced start from Widnes, the away side had too much threat in attack.
Widnes Vikings face Leigh Centurions on Monday in the Challenge Cup fourth round at the Leigh Sports Village Stadium. The Vikings previously met the Centurions in the semi-final of the 1895 Cup in 2019, which turned out to be a feisty encounter.
St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf named an unchanged squad for their home clash this Friday night against Wakefield Trinity, whilst Warrington travel to the Stade Ernest Wallon this Saturday, hoping to continue their unbeaten run against Toulouse