Rugby League News: Beaumont on referees, Castleford star was ‘miserable’ at former side & Shaul to Super League rivals?

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.

Shaul’s Super League link

The Hull Daily Mail has revealed that Jamie Shaul has been the subject of interest from Super League rival Toulouse Olympique. Shaul is behind Jake Connor in the pecking order at fullback for Hull FC, whilst Toulouse are in desperate need of players ahead of the 2022 Super League season.

Kelly’s call-up

Former Hull FC halfback Albert Kelly has been handed a shock call-up to represent his heritage after impressing for his new club. Read more here.

Napa given red card

Catalans Dragons’ new signing Dylan Napa was given his marching orders last night in his debut game against St Helens. You can watch his wild shoulder charge here.

SL clubs alerted

Super League clubs have been put on red alert for a Parramatta Eels star after it was revealed he is pausing over contract negotiations at his current side, the Daily Telegraph has revealed. Read more here.

Sinfield’s success

Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield has seen himself and his Extra Mile charity fundraiser film nominated for a top industry award following his attempts to raise money for Rob Burrow and research into the Motor Neurone Disease. Read more here.

Connor to play?

Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson has refused to rule out a sensational return for Jake Connor ahead of Hull’s visit to Wakefield Trinity on Sunday. He told the Hull Daily Mail that Connor is training hard to get there after breaking his hand last month.

Marshall shock return?

Benji Marshall could be heading for a shock return to rugby league, according to the Daily Telegraph. He retired at the end of the 2021 NRL season after enjoying a year at the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Read more here.

Beaumont on referees

Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont has told Serious About Rugby League about what he would change regarding referees, the disciplinary system and the future structure.

Hull recruitment update

Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson has told the Hull Daily Mail that he will probably ‘sit tight’ rather than make an emergency loan signing ahead of his side’s fixture with Wakefield Trinity on Sunday.

Prior future

Matt Prior has revealed the latest on his future, whether or not he will continue past his current deal and what plans he has for after retirement. Read more here.

Burrow’s first

Rob Burrow and his wife Lindsey have been handed the first-ever accolade by the Leeds Hospitals Charity following their stellar fundraising work, the Wakefield Express has revealed. Read more here.

SL and RFL agree deal

Super League and RFL have come to yet another exciting broadcasting deal ahead of the 2022 season. It follows numerous other deals that have ushered in one of the most exciting years for the sport in Super League history. Read more here.

Seven rule changes

RFL referee Liam Moore has outlined the seven new rule changes and what fans can expect to see on the field when they are in action. Among them is the controversial ball steal rule. Read more here.

Cas’ stadium crowd news

Castleford Tigers have revealed, via their website, that the capacity for their game against the Salford Red Devils has been increased after over 9,000 tickets have been sold. Read more here.

Ex-Wakefield fullback leaves

An ex-Wakefield Trinity fullback has left the sport after he failed to pick up a new Super League deal. He announced via his Instagram his new role. Read more here.

Two Leigh men banned

Two players from the Leigh Centurions have been banned following indiscretions in their fixture against Featherstone Rovers last weekend. Read more here.

Sneyd’s ‘nightmare’

New Salford Red Devils signing Marc Sneyd has opened up on the ‘absolute nightmare’ him and his family have had off the field in trying to move from Hull. Read more here.

SL coaches ranked

Serious About Rugby League has ranked all 12 Super League head coaches going into the brand-new season. Do you agree with our rankings?

Agar’s three debutants, Powell’s side

Leeds Rhinos head coach Richard Agar has named three debutants in his squad for Saturday’s game against Warrington whilst Daryl Powell has named his first side as the Wolves boss. Read more here.

SL table prediction

Serious About Rugby League has done one final prediction on how Super League will look in 2022. Do you agree with our rankings?

Burgess to return

Sam Burgess could be set to return to playing in a sensational move after the 33-year-old admitted to the Daily Telegraph that his hunger for playing was still there. Read more here.

Ex-NZ star dies

A former New Zealand Test star has passed away aged 64 following kidney failure and a number of complications. Everyone at Serious About Rugby League passes on their condolences to his family. Read more here.

Hastings’ huge call

New Wests Tigers signing Jackson Hastings has been subject to a huge call from his new club after leaving the Wigan Warriors in Super League, Fox Sports has revealed. Read more here.

Vatuvei’s new career

Manu Vatuvei has launched a new career, despite him waiting to be sentenced to prison following charges of importing drugs. He posted his new career on Instagram. Read more here.

Cas star was ‘miserable’ at former side

Castleford Tigers star Kenny Edwards has admitted to The Sun that he was coming home after training at Huddersfield ‘miserable’ and asked for multiple releases from his playing contract but now he is happy again at the Jungle.

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