RL News: Team on verge of bankruptcy, Wigan make surprise signing and Warrington confirm new skipper

Below is a round-up of all the latest news from the world of rugby league over the last 24 hours.

Wigan appoint a legend as CEO

Wigan Warriors have appointed former player, Kris Radlinski, as their new Chief Executive in a move that promotes him from Executive Director. The former full-back played over 300 times for the Cherry and Whites. Read more here.

World Cup star eyeing up move with favourites to sign him revealed

Dom Young is reportedly subject to plenty of interest among the clubs down under with the NRL winger and breakout World Cup star set to run off contract at the end of the season. A new team has now broken into the lead in the race to sign him. Read more here.

Championship side could go bust?

Toulouse Olympique lasted only one season in Super League and now they’re reportedly having some big financial difficulties with a 200,000 euro hole in their accounts needing to be filled. Read more here.

England Women name first squad since World Cup

The international scene is back for the first time since the World Cup with England Women to face France in April. A 25-woman squad has been named with the three powerhouses of the women’s game; St Helens, Leeds Rhinos and York Valkyrie having nine, seven and seven players a piece in the squad. Call ups for Georgia Wilson and Chloe Billington see Wigan and Featherstone also represented. Read more here.

Daryl Powell explains why 2022 was such a struggle

Warrington Wolves’ head coach Daryl Powell has spoken about the number of players who had uncertainty surrounding them during 2022 being a contributing factor their poor performances. As many as 14 players had contract decisions looming claimed Stefan Ratchford. Read more here.

Wigan swoop for former Castleford star

Wigan Warriors have only made two additions this season, both in the centres with Jake Wardle and Toby King, but they’ve added a third now in the shape of former Tiger, Ryan Hampshire. Read more here.

Saints’ star claims NRL is “superior” ahead of trip down under

Alex Walmsley has come forward and made the statement that the NRL is better financed and has a strong player pool but that he’s confident the Red Vee can head down under and challenge for the World Club Challenge. Read more here.

Challenge Cup Round One TV tie confirmed

The BBC are set to broadcast a cup tie from Scotland for the first time as they show us Edinburgh Eagles in their round one matchup with Saddleworth Rangers. All round one fixture kick off times and dates have been confirmed but the historic decision to show the Scottish champions is huge news for rugby league. Read more here.

Disgruntled rugby union players set to swarm to rugby league

The House of Commons has been the latest arena for the debate surrounding the new RFU laws regarding tackling with the suggestion that the 13-man code could see a “big influx of new players”. Read more here.

Wakefield Trinity name strong side for Championship matchup

The teams of the pre-season so far both face off as Featherstone Rovers head to Belle Vue and Mark Applegarth isn’t taking any chances as he’s named a very strong side. Read more here.

Pre-season ‘week three’ fixtures analysed

With February and the new season just around the corner we’ve looked at who plays who in these final few crucial pre-season games with a look at a major testimonial, an old rivalry reunited and even an amateur county cup final. Read more here.

New full-back at Headingley to remind fans of former star

Luke Hooley joined the Rhinos from Championship side Batley Bulldogs but the 24-year-old has likened his playstyle to Zak Hardaker in an exclusive interview. Read more here.

Wire announce new skipper for 2023

Warrington Wolves have replaced Jack Hughes as captain for 2023 and the armband has gone to the ever reliable Stefan Ratchford, the man who deputised a lot for Hughes last year. Head coach Daryl Powell has surrounded the 34-year-old with a three-man leadership group. Read more here.

Jake the Snake on squad depth

New Huddersfield Giants’ signing, Jake Connor, has revealed how his comeback from injury is going and admits that the squad is so strong that he may not be able to just walk back into Ian Watson’s team. Read more here.

Hull KR forward heads to France

Greg Richards is switching Humberside for the French riviera as he makes the switch to join Championship side Toulouse on loan for 2023. The Olympians add a valued Super League veteran to a squad of just 19 men as they look to try keep up with the likes of Featherstone in the promotion push. Read more here.

The latest Leopard arrives in Leigh

Leigh’s latest signing Ava Seumanufagai, the former Leeds Rhinos’ prop, has arrived in the country and is ready to start his journey with the Leopards. The big hitting 31-year-old was pictured having arrived in the UK with Leigh proudly tweeting about their new man’s arrival.

Brian Noble on Super League dynasties

Noble exclusively discusses the break-up of Bradford Bulls and how it led to the Leeds Rhinos’ dynasty including the “secret meetings” that made it happen and who was the signing that triggered it all. Read more here.

Leeds CEO tipping title charge despite ‘rebuilding phase’

Gary Hetherington has talked about the expectations for the Rhinos’ in 2023 but admits that Rohan Smith’s youngsters will still need time to keep blossoming. Read more here.

Former NRL star has Super League spell up in the air

Leeds Rhinos’ David Fusitu’a was reported by Australian media as heading home and unhappy but the winger has made another U-turn with the belief that he’ll see out his current contract at Headingley. Read more here.

Rob Burrow’s namesake horse set for debut

Beep Beep Burrow is set to run for the first time with the horse named after the Leeds Rhinos’ legend having suffered a setback earlier in the month. Catch the performance live on TV as well. Read more here.

Catalans to snap up Australian centre

The Dragons have had plenty of injury issues and lost both Dean Whare and Samisoni Langi but their President has tipped that they’re set to strengthen the position in the upcoming days. Read more here.

England captain’s incredible gesture

Sam Tomkins is set to auction his World Cup training kit to raise funds and help support the family of the talented Logan Holgate who sadly passed away earlier this month, for links to the auction and more information then read more here.

Hull FC new signing makes bold claim about upcoming derby games

There’s a new full-back on Humberside and he’s keen to make a name for himself with Tex Hoy making the huge statement that FC won’t lose a derby during his time as an Airlie Bird. Read more here.

Nene Macdonald offers injury return timeline

The star centre from Papua New Guinea missed the matchup with his old club Leigh on the weekend but he’s got a new update for Rhinos fans about when they can expect to see him. Read more here.

Huge event to raise MND awareness held as union and league unite

Twickenham played host to a meeting of minds with plenty of former players attending the English home of rugby union to discuss further plans to raiser awareness and campaign for research into Motor Neurone Disease. The likes of Barrie McDermott, Jodie Cunningham and many more attending the event named in honour of the late great Doddie Weir and the man who he inspired, Rob Burrow, with Burrow’s father also in attendance.

Hull KR offer fans to step into the shoes of a head coach

The Robins are auctioning off the experience for two people to sit in Willie Peters’ coaching box in his first game at Craven Park. With a silent auction in place for fans to bid for the right to sit with Peters, all money raised will be invested into KR’s women’s team. For more information, click here.

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments