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League latest: Rhinos expecting injury crisis to ease, Rimmer reveals all, star player’s season over & Blake Austin’s shock new position

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.

Beamount questions his squad

Leigh owner Derek Beaumount used his programme notes yesterday to criticise his squad and their willingness to give their all for the club Serious About Rugby League has reported. This was before their surprise 26-18 win over Wakefield in the final home game of their season.

Rimmer has his say on the state of the sport and Eddie Hearn

The Hull Daily Mail has provided a full transcript of Ralph Rimmer’s interview with the media in which he addressed the future of the sport. He also discussed Eddie Hearn’s involvement and apologised for not being vocal enough in the media.

Poching disappointed by “pretty poor” Wakefield

Willie Poching’s Wakefield slumped to a shock defeat at Leigh yesterday despite their recent good form. After the game, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, the interim Head Coach expressed his disappointment at the performance.

League 1 record breaker

Tee Ritson created history on Saturday becoming the first player to score seven tries in a game for Barrow Raiders as the League 1 side wrapped up promotion in style. You can watch the record breaking try here on the RFL’s official Twitter page.

Injury excuse not good enough for Rhinos

Leeds Live have suggested that the injury crisis at Leeds cannot be allowed to happen again if the club want to challenge at the very top next season.

Warriors preparing for huge clash with Catalans this week

In their final game of the regular season, Wigan take on league leaders Catalans and the Warriors are hoping it will be the perfect preparation for the play-offs whilst being a great spectacle for “superheroes” on and off the field according to Total RL.

Warrington say goodbye to host of players and coaches

In their final home game of the regular season, Warrington secured a golden point win over Salford thanks to new boy George Williams but after the game they said goodbye to six of this year’s playing roster as well as Head Coach Steve Price. There’s still work to be done by all in the play-offs, however.

Johnstone’s season over

After suffering another concussion at the Magic Weekend, Total RL have suggested that Tom Johnstone’s campaign could be over before next week’s final game of the season against Hull FC.

NRL play-offs lit up by Moses

It was a spectacular weekend of rugby down under as the play-offs got under way. Sydney and Gold Coast battled out in a classic, Souths shocked Penrith and Paramatta saw off Newcastle thanks to some brilliance from Mitchell Moses. Watch it here on the NRL’s official site.

Austin’s new role

When Leeds signed Blake Austin from Warrington ahead of next year, Head Coach Richard Agar spoke a lot about the versatility he could bring to Headingley and that point was proven by Warrington themselves when he was named at second-row on Saturday. Could he play there for Leeds next year? The Warrington Guardian have discussed the likelihood of him playing there in the play-offs this season.

Oledzki aiming for play-off return

Should Leeds make the top six with a win over Hull KR on Friday, star prop Mikolaj Oledzki is hoping to make his return in the play-offs Total RL have reported.

Rhinos youngster responds to comeback

Corey Johnson made his second debut for the Rhinos on Friday after giving up the professional game last year after just one senior appearance. He’s responded to his comeback in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Hodgson reacts to the promise of change

On Saturday, Hull FC Owner Adam Pearson promised changed. What this means for Hull FC and coach Brett Hodgson is unclear especially as the Hull Head Coach remained tight-lipped about the situation according to the Hull Daily Mail.

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