Michael Gordon, also known as Flash Gordon, was set to retire from the National Rugby League at the end of the current campaign.
The Aviva Premiership may only be 4 games old but already Saracens and the Newcastle Falcons look set to go head to head in the race to be crowned champions.
The Widnes Vikings headed into their game against Catalans Dragons needing a victory to ensure they were to be once again be playing in the Super League next season.
Wigan Warriors headed into their game against Wakefield Trinity on Saturday 23rd September needing a hefty 90 point victory to stand any chance of making the last four of the Super League. Even though there was a mathematical chance of Wigan making the playoffs it was always going to be a highly unlikely outcome, especially after Hull had beaten Castleford on Friday night. Read more
Tony Smith had already announced that he would be departing Warrington at the end of the Super League season before the final day came around but nevertheless, he is sure to be missed as he looks for a new challenge within the sport.