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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.
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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.
Wigan legend Billy Boston has spoken for the first time about his battle with dementia.Read the full story ›
Warrington Wolves head coach, Tony Smith, says his team will bounce back from their 12-10 defeat to Hull in rugby league's showpiece event - the Challenge Cup final.
Warrington coach Tony Smith says his defeated Wolves are proud to have played their part in one of the great Challenge Cup finals.Read the full story ›
Australian forward Dayne Weston plays for the Leigh Centurions and has struck up a very special friendship with one of the club's supporters.
Ben Robinson is 10 years old. He has cerebral palsy and has recently been diagnosed with leukaemia.
Now Dayne has decided he wants to help young Ben and his family.
Here is Chris Hall's report:
St Helens and Warrington kicked of the Super 8s at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. Saints made it six wins in their last six games after beating the Wolves 20-18.
Here are the rest of the opening Super 8 fixtures for our North West teams,
Super 8s Wigan v Wakefield Catalans v Widnes
The Qualifiers Salford v Hudderfield Leigh v London
Championship Shield Oldham v Workington Dewsbury v Swinton