Rugby League News: Barba bombshell, Super League star abused, Castleford man’s horror & Wigan and Warrington chase star?

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 Super League and the NRL.

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

Shock Kear move?

Could John Kear be heading back to his beloved Wakefield Trinity? That’s the inside information according to Rugby League Live.

The publication reported that Kear has held talks about moving into a potential director of rugby role.

Leutele future

Yorkshire Live is reporting that Ricky Leutele is set to sign a new contract at Huddersfield Giants.

The powerful centre has become one of the most potent attackers in Super League with head coach Ian Watson wanting to tie him down.

Hodgson on Evans

Brett Hodgson has had his say on new signing Kane Evans to the Hull Daily Mail.

Hodgson said: “I think he improves every week. I’m disappointed with the fact that he’s out, I think Kane’s a player that needs to play to continue improving and he’s been contributing better.”

Fev welcome new signing

Featherstone Rovers have welcomed a new signing that will undoubtedly help them in their promotion push.

Both Featherstone and Leigh Centurions have been locked in a battle for Super League promotion in 2022. Read more on the signing here.

Hull KR and Wire blows

Both Hull KR and Warrington Wolves have been cut to ribbons in recent weeks, with KR now being delivered a huge blow. Read more here.

The news isn’t too great on the Warrington front either with an in-form player set to miss a number of weeks. Read more here.

Thaler’s curious absence

If you hadn’t noticed in 2022, Ben Thaler hasn’t officiated a Super League game – although he has been video referee for a number of fixtures.

Yet, he made a curious television appearance on Monday night. Read more here.

Warrington and Cas statements

Both Warrington Wolves and Castleford Tigers have made damning statements following the news that they have been punished by the RFL. The RFL released a statement explaining why and what punishments have been handed out. Read more here.

The Warrington statement can be read here, whilst the Tigers statement can be read here.

Woolf on deals and Grace

St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf has given the lowdown on Welsh international winger Regan Grace, via Saints TV. Read more here. There has also been a big update given on Morgan Knowles. Read more here.

Woolf also revealed that Saints have reached a number of big deals which will be announced. Read more here.

Potter’s new role

No, not Harry Potter, but former Bradford Bulls head coach Mick is set to take the reins at a shock new club, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Potter is no stranger to adversity following him working for free at Odsal when they were in financial trouble. Read more here.

Richardson’s forever scar

Castleford Tigers halfback Danny Richardson has been delivered some shock news by consultants and doctors, BBC West Yorkshire Sport has revealed.

Richardson suffered a horrendous fracture to his neck earlier in the season with awful news emerging. Read more here.

SL details for Channel 4 bonanza

The Super League details for the Channel 4 bonanza at the end of this month and the start of June have been revealed.

It is big news for the broadcaster which has taken the sport by storm. Read more here.

Reported Wigan/Wire target in trouble

A reported target of the Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves is in trouble following an outburst, Fox Sports has revealed.

It follows a tirade aimed at news reporters. Read more here.

Another Wire man abused

Another Warrington Wolves player has been subject to vile abuse on social media – not long after Josh Charnley.

It has followed a recent trend of people saying whatever they like to players on Twitter etc. Read more here.

Odsal under fire

Bradford Bulls’ Odsal stadium has once more been under fire following claims by an opposing head coach of it being a ‘kid’s pitch’, the York Press has stated.

Shocking photos have since emerged of the Odsal pitch, too. See them here.

Barba’s shock suicide revelation

Former St Helens star and Man of Steel, Ben Barba, has been talking to the Sydney Morning Herald about revelations previously kept out of the public eye.

This includes a shock suicide revelation. Read more on the bombshell here.

Wigan linked with SL playmaker

Wigan Warriors have been linked with a Super League playmaker as head coach Matty Peet looks to build for 2023 and beyond.

Interest has already been shown in this playmaker by other sides. Read more here.

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