Rugby League News: Castleford set for major exit, Leeds to sign surprise duo, new Super League structure & huge Leigh and Bradford signings


Rugby League News – keeping you up to date with the latest news from the world of rugby league.

It has been a busy 24 hours with major stories breaking from the Super League and the NRL.

Here is a round-up of everything that has happened…

Poaching slams players

Wakefield Trinity went down 20-16 to Catalans Dragons yesterday in a hard-fought battle that had repercussions at both ends of the table.

And, Trinity head coach Willie Poching went hard on his players following that defeat. Read more here.

Personnel will be disposed of for the SL team

One Super League team was cut to ribbons during the week with injury, but there was also massive personal loss in that side.

It meant that the Super League side was down to just 17 men. Read more here.

Connor’s move sends a message

Hull FC’s Jake Connor’s big move will send a huge message to the rest of Super League.

Connor has been in the spotlight for the entirety of 2022 so far as Brett Hodgson makes a big decision. Read more here.

Big Bradford signings

Bradford Bulls are set to make some Super League signings, according to The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

Bradford have struggled on and off the field in 2022 to make any kind of dent in the Championship. Read more here.

Summer Bash destination

The Summer Bash destination has been revealed after a year at Leeds Rhinos’ Headingley.

The event came in for some criticism after being shifted from Blackpool FC’s Bloomfield Road. Read more here.

O’Neill’s wages

The former agent of ex-Castleford Tigers star Jacques O’Neill has spoken on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast about the star’s wage whilst at Castleford. Read more here.

O’Neill’s former agent also hinted at more rugby league players heading into the Love Island villa. Read more here.

Premier Sports faux pas

The staggeringly low amount of money Premier Sports pays for Championship coverage has been revealed.

The channel has been a reliable source of coverage of the second tier, but it is not without criticism. Read more here.

Myler for Ireland

The Yorkshire Post has revealed that Leeds Rhinos’ Richie Myler is set to play for Ireland in this year’s World Cup.

Myler is set to partner Sydney Roosters halfback Luke Keary for the Wolfhounds.

Graham sacked and next role

Former St Helens, England and NRL star James Graham has been sensationally SACKED, Fox Sports has been reported. Read more here.

Graham’s next role has also been announced, which may come as a surprise to some. Read more here.

SL structure

The next Super League structure is set to be announced with IMG’s input, according to The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

It may come as a shock to some considering the noise that has previously been reported. Read more here.

Hardaker’s sensational deal

The biggest hint yet about where Zak Hardaker’s future lies has been given – and he is set for a sensational deal. Read more here.

However, there is bad news for another Leeds Rhinos man who has been told he will not be given a new deal. Read more here.

Leigh signings and exits

Leigh Centurions have seen some major signings but also a high profile exit, according to Rugby League Live.

One of those heading for the exit may come as a surprise to many after such a good year. Read more here.

Reynolds’ deal backflip

Former Hull FC halfback Josh Reynolds may not be heading for a new playing deal after all.

It had been revealed on Fox Sports that Reynolds would be heading for a new club after leaving Hull. Read more here.

Gold Coast center to SL?

Is a Gold Coast Titans center on his way to Super League?

It could be a deal that could happen after Serious About Rugby League asked a Super League coach about the potential signing. Read more here.

Leeds in for two

Rugby League Live has revealed that Leeds Rhinos are set to swoop for Castleford Tigers winger Derrell Olpherts. Leeds are also keeping tabs on League 1 sensation Leon Ruan who is currently playing for Doncaster.

Meanwhile, the Hull Daily Mail has revealed that Brett Hodgson wants more signings for Hull FC.

Blair’s next destination

Castleford Tigers’ Cheyse Blair will be leaving the Jungle at the end of the 2022 season.

His destination was unknown but Serious About Rugby League has now revealed where he will be heading. Read more here.

SL Team of the Week

Serious About Rugby League has revealed their own Team of the Week in Super League for this weekend’s action.

The likes of Leeds Rhinos, Castleford Tigers and Wigan Warriors dominated. Read more here.

Shock death claims

Former Wigan, Wakefield and St Helens prop Ricky Bibey sadly passed away in July but now the Daily Mirror has revealed shocking claims about the circumstances.

It is alleged that Bibey attacked his partner, suffering a heart attack in the process. Read more here.

Wilkin slams gamesmanship

Sky Sports pundit Jon Wilkin has slammed the gamesmanship on show in one particular Sky Sports clash over the weekend.

Wilkin – and a great deal of fans – are getting annoyed at the ‘milking’ of penalties. Read more here.

Eight-match ban incident

A former Warrington Wolves and current Bradford Bulls star is set for an eight-match ban for a horrendous incident.

You can watch the incident that occurred live on Premier Sports during the Summer Bash here.


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