They say in rugby league the burden of expectation weighs heavy. It seems a bit too heavy for some.
Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont and Salford boss Marwan Koukash have spent a fortune on their clubs, but are desperate to lose a few more pounds.
So much so they're going head-to-head and belly-to-belly in a weight loss challenge.
David Chisnall has been to see them in training.
If you're a Rugby League fan you won't need us to tell you that the new Super League season kicks off a week today.
This year the North West boasts as many as SIX clubs in the top flight.
Wigan, Warrington, St Helens, Salford and Widnes are now joined by newly promoted Leigh Centurions.
And today it was they who hosted the official Super League launch:
Warrington Wolves fans have had the chance to get their first glimpse of Kevin Brown in the team's colours, after one of the most high profile signings in Rugby League.
The former Widnes half back replaces the controversial Chris Sandow, who broke his contract to return to Australia at the end of last season.
By contrast, Brown says he previously put club loyalty ahead of moves to St Helens and Australia.
In rugby union, Sale Sharks have defended their signing of rugby league star Denny Solomona.
The winger broke the Super league try scoring record this year and still had two seasons left on his contract with Castleford, who are now taking legal action which could end with Sale paying a transfer fee.
Solomona will make his debut for the Sharks within days.
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Wigan face Warrington in the climax to the rugby league season at Old Trafford. Chris Hall looks ahead to the Super League Grand Final.
Hot on the heels of the marriage of Olympians Laura Trott and Jason Kenny, Southport swimmer Fran Halsall and St Helens rugby league star Jon Wilkin are now an item.
But as you can imagine, life together for two of our sporting heroes is somewhat competitive.
- Watch Granada Reports correspondent Andy Bonner's report:
Police are appealing for more information on the crowd trouble that marred Salford's Million Pound Rugby League Game at the weekend.
Two men were arrested in the aftermath of Salford's dramatic 19-18 victory over Hull KR at Craven Park which ensured they remain in Super League at the expense of their hosts.
Fans had to be cleared from the pitch at the end of 80 minutes to allow extra time to be played and stewards and police officers had to intervene to break up violent clashes between rival fans following another invasion after the final whistle.
- Video of the aftermath of the Million Pound Game:
Police made one arrest amid the ugly scenes, while a second man was arrested on suspicion of assault following a further altercation close to the Wolseley Medical Centre near the Lightstream Stadium.
"Officers quickly dealt with the disorder following the match, bringing the incident to an end within minutes.
"Violence and disorder will not be tolerated and arrests have already been made in connection with the incident.
"However, we would also appeal for anyone with information about the identities of those involved to get in touch."
Salford owner Marwan Koukash played down the seriousness of the trouble in Hull:
"I ran onto the pitch myself.
"I wouldn't say I had the right to either, but I was standing with our bench.
"I saw bits and pieces of what happened but I was engulfed by fans who were celebrating our victory.
"The fans were wrong to run on but emotions were running quite high on both sides, I don't think Salford fans were the ones that started the fight. They had no reason to want to fight.
"I don't condone the actions of the fans running onto the field but it was an exciting finish to a rugby game and let's celebrate that."
The incident comes as Salford wait to discover their punishment for crowd trouble at the end of their Super League match at Huddersfield on Easter Monday.
"Games with so much at stake often mean emotions run high, but that does not excuse the minority of fans who behaved unacceptably following the final whistle.
"The RFL will conduct a full investigation into these incidents and will work with the police and club involved to ensure anyone found to have acted violently is dealt with appropriately and also banned with immediate effect."
Salford Red Devils' owner Marwan Koukash has cleared up uncertainty surrounding his future at the club. Speaking to ITV Granada Reports he said he will not walk away, even if Salford are relegated from the Super League.
The Red Devils need to win against Batley Bulldogs in their final game of the Qualifiers to guarantee themselves a place in the Million Pound Game with either Huddersfield or Hull KR.
The millionaire racehorse owner today clarified his position saying that if they fail to secure a place in the Super League next year he will remain at the club.
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