League Latest: Leeds star signs new contract, Evalds opens up & head coach tells media to “f**k off”

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

Here are some of the headline-grabbing stories from the last 24 hours.

Latu departs

Leilani Latu has left Warrington after just barely 12 months at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, their club website confirmed.

Wakefield look to NRL

With the NRL kicking off in two weeks, Wakefield boss Chris Chester is likely to hunt Down Under for those that aren’t getting game time, the Wakefield Express reports.

Woolf hails Lees

Saints boss Kristian Woolf has praised Matty Lees for coming back to pre-season three kilos heavier, yet has lost nothing in terms of fitness and speed, Woolf told the St Helens Star.

Evalds needed change

Niall Evalds has told Sky Sports that a move to Castleford was the best thing for his career after spending 15 years at Salford.

Lenagan labels Elstone a success

Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan has declared the departing Robert Elstone a success, the Hull Daily Mail has reported.

Gale aiming for more

Luke Gale has told Leeds Live how he is determined to win more trophies with the Rhinos and that the Challenge Cup success in 2020 was his best achievement.

Bennett’s two-word expletive

Veteran head coach Wayne Bennett was expected to give an interview with Fox Sports, but instead skipped it and told Liam Knight – who had called him to see where he was – to “f**k off”, as reported on Triple M’s The Rush Hour.

Staggs attracting interest

Kotoni Staggs is apparently the target of Brisbane, as well as Parramatta and Canterbury, though Broncos head coach Kevin Walters is determined he’ll stay, according to Fox Sports.

Attack now the key for Hodgson

After spending most of his time on his side’s defensive structures, Brett Hodgson is now putting his side through their attacking paces, according to the Hull Daily Mail.

England fullback?

Serious About Rugby League revealed their top five contenders to be England’s fullback at the 2021 World Cup.

New contract for Broadbent

Jack Broadbent has signed a new two-year deal with Leeds after impressing in pre-season, the club website has revealed.

Flanagan talks about early return

Shane Flanagan told SEN radio that he was shocked to hear rumours of an early return to coaching life, but that he will definitely take up a role if offered.

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Tony Townend
Tony Townend
13 days ago

Due diligence.