Rugby League News: Austin hits out at Warrington, Connor sparring, Toulouse face player walkout, Sutcliffe on Cas move, Williams’ future & footage of potential five-match ban punch revealed

Rugby League News – 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.

Austin slams Warrington

New Leeds Rhinos signing Blake Austin has hit out at Warrington in a Yorkshire Post interview, declaring that he felt “shafted” and “bitter” about the decision for his exit.

Toulouse face player walkout

Yorkshire Live has reported that Toulouse Olympique are facing a player walkout over the club’s vaccination policy after the French government has made it compulsory for all sportsmen and women to be vaccinated.

Hull FC boxing

The Hull FC players have been shown sparring on their Instagram page at Loughborough University in a bid to turn things around in 2022. The likes of Jake Connor and Josh Griffin were seen sparring Frazer Clarke, Hull Live has revealed.

Footage of punching charges revealed

The footage of the Grade D punching charges to James Clare and Liam Harris has been revealed after the RFL Disciplinary Match Review Panel cited both men on the same charge. Watch the footage here.

Leeds captain for clash

Leeds Rhinos have named a new captain for their weekend clash against Bradford Bulls, the club confirmed on Rhinos TV. Read more about the choice of captain here.

RFL and Hull FC pay tribute

The RFL and Hull FC have paid tribute to a former rugby league pioneer on the anniversary of his birth. He was a trailblazer in all aspect of the word. Read more here.

Cornwall add another

Cornwall RLFC have added yet another signing to their roster following a successful trial event last weekend. Read more here on the new signing.

Leeds suffer major blow

Leeds Rhinos have suffered a major blow to their pre-season and start of the season with an injury to one of their in-form stars who will be out for 12 weeks, as confirmed on Rhinos TV. Read more here.

Flanagan’s future

Canterbury Bulldogs head coach Trent Barrett has addressed the future of halfback Kyle Flanagan in the Daily Telegraph. The number 7 has been linked with a move to Super League before. Read more here.

Sutcliffe on Cas move

New Castleford Tigers signing Alex Sutcliffe. has told the Castleford Tigers Instagram page why he joined the club from the Leeds Rhinos. Read more here.

RFL on new guidelines

The RFL has released some new guidelines ahead of the new season including the return of scrums, hefty forfeits for cancelled games as well as restrictions for away games. Read more here.

Burgess’ accolade

Sam Burgess has been handed an impressive accolade after the former South Sydney Rabbitohs enforcer created quite the impression Down Under. Read more here.

Williams’ future aims

George Williams has revealed his future aims in an interview with the Through The Wire podcast. The halfback joined Warrington Wolves midway through the 2021 season. Read more here.

Salary cap breaches

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the salary cap breaches in Super League history, with a staggering 11 of them!

Bradford at Magic?

Bradford Bulls are aiming to be included in the 2022 Magic Weekend event after their game against Newcastle Thunder will take place on the same weekend, according to the Telegraph & Argus. Read more here.

Ferguson linked with move

Blake Ferguson has been linked with a sensational move back into rugby league, according to The Sack Report. Ferguson was recently sacked by new rugby union side NEC Green Rockets. Read more here.

Bulldogs in capture

Canterbury Bulldogs have captured a highly-rated winger following his team deeming him surplus to requirements, according to The Mole at the World Wide of Sports. Read more here.

World Cup investments

The RFL has announced a staggering amount of money being released for World Cup investments that could have an incredible effect at the grassroots level. Read more here.

Bennett calls for patience

The Dolphins head coach Wayne Bennett has called for ‘patience’ with regards to new signings after being linked with a number of NRL stars as well as a Super League duo, the Daily Telegraph has reported. Read more here.

Burgess and Inglis clash

Sam Burgess and Greg Inglis will be going head-to-head in 2022 in a mouthwatering clash. Both are former teammates at the South Sydney Rabbitohs and both have played Super League. Read more here.

Peacock in incredible move

Jamie Peacock is about to embark on an incredible move for charity, heading out for a 100-mile run he told Sky Sports. These former Leeds Rhinos stars certainly know how to raise superb awareness! Read more here.

Wigan’s incredible initiative

Wigan Warriors have launched an incredible initiative for a local side with winger Liam Marshall heading down to present them with an award of recognition. Read more here.

Complaints over ‘Sir’ Kev’s lack of knighthood

Complaints have been flooding in over Kevin Sinfield’s lack of a knighthood once more after The Extra Mile aired once more on Wednesday night. Read more here.

Point to prove

Hull Live has revealed their players with a point to prove in the 2022 Super League season, with Josh Reynolds, Zane Tetevano and John Bateman included.

Ex-Leigh player in substance admission

The Manchester Evening News has revealed that former Leigh Centurions player Jamie Acton claims that there is widespread substance abuse in the sport.

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