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…
Big Hull FC signing
Hull FC are set to make a huge signing, according to the Newcastle Herald.
It follows Brett Hodgson’s attempts to rebuild his squad following an inconsistent season so far. Read more here.
Fastest man in SL
Some interesting statistics came out from the Magic Weekend following some incredible games.
One of those was the star who registered the fastest speed – and it may come as some surprise with neither Bevan French or Jai Field in there! Read more here.
Catalans Dragons halfback Josh Drinkwater has spoken about his future after being in the south of France for a number of seasons.
Drinkwater has been a revelation in Perpignan and revealed the Super League club he wants to retire at. Read more here.
Wakefield Trinity halfback Jacob Miller has spoken to League Express about his future.
The Australian has been heavily linked with Castleford Tigers and said: “A
Ben Thaler returned to Super League action at the Magic Weekend after six months out and impressed.
It will be interesting to see whether Thaler will be given another officiating gig in the top flight this weekend. Read more here.
Warrington Wolves are set to wave goodbye to yet another one of their major players.
Daryl Powell is continuing to overhaul his Warrington squad with more signings also expected. Read more here.
Huddersfield Giants loanee Toby King has spoken to Examiner Live about his future following short-term move from Warrington Wolves.
King said: “To be honest, I 100% don’t know because I’ve not even spoken about it with the people at Warrington.”
Magic Weekend alternative venue
The PA Agency has revealed that Magic Weekend could be heading for a new alternative venue. Read more here.
Though Newcastle United’s St James’ Park has been a major player in the event in recent years, two other destinations have been linked. Read more here.
Castleford’s Widdop worry
Castleford Tigers are set for a major worry over Warrington Wolves man Gareth Widdop.
It follows the weekend when Widdop went off in the Wolves’ win over Catalans Dragons with a dislocated shoulder. Read more here.
Clubs to be cut adrift
Rugby league clubs are set to be cut adrift with the IMG takeover, according to The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.
It follows the news that there could be a new restructuring model. Read more here.
Bans, bans, bans
As many as eight bans were handed out in yesterday’s Disciplinary Match Review Panel meeting. Read more here.
Among those were a Castleford Tigers star and Leeds Rhinos man. Read more as to why they were banned here.
Leeds Rhinos went to a hearing last night to appeal Harry Newman’s extended ban, the Yorkshire Evening Post has revealed. Read more here.
The England international had a two-match ban upgraded to three for a ‘frivolous challenge’ last week.
Wire signing in roadside incident
New Warrington Wolves signing Paul Vaughan has been involved in a brilliant roadside incident, the Daily Telegraph has revealed.
Vaughan is part of a revolution at the Cheshire club under new head coach Daryl Powell. Read more here.
Hardaker drops hint
Leeds Rhinos star Zak Hardaker has dropped the biggest hint on his future yet in an interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post.
The fullback/centre has also given an update on the injury he sustained in the win over Castleford Tigers at the weekend.
Leeds safety concern
Leeds Rhinos have been hit with big news ahead of their fixture at Toulouse Olympique this weekend.
It is not the first fixture to be moved, but it is a Super League first with a ‘safety precaution’ changing things. Read more here.
Wilkin’s ‘outrageous decision’
Former St Helens star Jon Wilkin was part of the Sky Sports punditry at the Magic Weekend.
Due to his outspoken nature, Wilkin went in on an ‘outrageous decision’ at the Super League fixtures. Read more here.
Beaumont on Lam speculation
Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont has addressed speculation on the future of Adrian Lam.
Lam had been linked with a move away from the Leigh Sports Village. Read more here.
Amor’s shock club
Warrington Wolves forward Kyle Amor is set to depart the club for a shock new destination.
Amor had a wonderful spell at St Helens, winning numerous Grand Finals. Read more here.
O’Neill’s medical condition
Former Castleford Tigers star Jacques O’Neill’s medical condition has been revealed after coming under fire on Love Island, the Daily Mail has revealed.
O’Neill has been in the villa for a month after leaving the Jungle. Read more here.
Attendances and injuries
The Magic Weekend Attendance has been revealed with a slightly disappointing statistic. Read more here.
Super League sides are also sweating over major injury blows from the weekend’s action with Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves amongst them. Read more here.