It used to be argued that rugby league was the Catholic Church at play, but that’s clearly no longer the case given the timing of the Pope’s funeral tonight.

There is every possibility that the Channel Nine replay of the Penrith Panthers v Melbourne Storm match tonight will be delayed by the live telecast of the funeral from the Vatican, and, wait for it, the need for Nine to play the first episode of its new 7:30 program, Our Place.

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