Rugby League News: Burgess in fight, Cas rejected, interest in Wire star & Leeds chief reveals financial worries and future plans

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.

Burgess in fight

Sam Burgess could be set to take on former Cronulla Sharks heavyweight boxer Paul Gallen in a fight in February. The ex-South Sydney Rabbitohs enforcer has recently just returned to Sydney after trips to Thailand and Malta, the Daily Telegraph has revealed. Read more here on the proposed fight here.

Cas rejected

Serious About Rugby League has revealed just why Castleford Tigers were rejected in favour of Hull KR for a highly-rated signing.

Walker ‘interest’ 

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that Warrington Wolves’ Danny Walker has had interest from numerous Super League clubs.

Wigan to make history

Wigan Warriors are set to make history in round four and five of the 2022 Super League season by being the first top-flight side to do this, according to the club’s Twitter account. Read more on the history-achieving feat here.

Savelio future

The Hull Daily Mail has revealed that Black and Whites forward Andre Savelio didn’t even consider leaving FC, despite having offers from elsewhere.

Edwards excites

Castleford Tigers new signing Kenny Edwards has given an update that will excite the Tigers faithful. He has regularly updated his social media feed since returning to pre-season. Read more here.

Tupou trouble

Wakefield Trinity centre Bill Tupou has opened up on his struggles after suffering a serious injury. He revealed just how he has coped in an interview with Trinity TV. Read more on the injury and his struggles here.

SL target finds new club

Super League target Ofahiki Ogden has found a new club after walking free from a conviction following a drugs possession charge. The Daily Telegraph revealed why he wasn’t found guilty. Read more here.

12 SL coaches 

Serious About Rugby League has ranked all 12 Super League coaches ahead of the new season.

Roby future

James Roby is heading into his 19th season – confirmed by Saints TV – with St Helens after spending all of his career at his boyhood club, but will he be there past 2022? Read more here.

NRL halfback future for SL?

An NRL halfback could be heading for Super League after being told by his club that he is earning too much, after his wage was revealed by the Daily Telegraph.

Magic Weekend venues

Serious About Rugby League has ranked all previous Magic Weekend venues as the showpiece event prepares for a return to Newcastle in 2022.

Powell future

Sam Powell’s future has been made clear cut after spending all of his career in Super League with the Wigan Warriors. Read more about the update here.

Clark recovering

Daryl Clark is reportedly recovering from off-season injury as he prepares to return to pre-season for the Warrington Wolves, according to the League Express.

Springer’s new club

Gadwin Springer has been snapped in his new club’s colours for the first time after making the move from the Featherstone Rovers. Read more here.

Myler opens up

League Express has revealed that halfback/fullback Richie Myler has opened up on his excitement for the new season to start as well as the Channel 4 deal that hit the news last week.

Best away fans

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the best away fans in Super League as voted by supporters themselves. There are a few surprises!

Worst kits

Serious About Rugby League has ranked the ten worst kits ever seen in Super League. Do you agree with our choices and rankings?

Lucrative business

A new Super League halfback has revealed he has a very lucrative business on the side as well as being a rugby league player. He also didn’t close the door on a return to his former club after being interviewed by the Daily Telegraph. Read more on his moneymaking business here.

Johnstone’s honesty

Serious About Rugby League has revealed just what Tom Johnstone thinks about the change in coach at Wakefield Trinity. Chris Chester was sacked midway through 2021 after a run of defeats, as Willie Poching replaced him permanently.

Brain injury and mental issues

Serious About Rugby League has conducted an extremely honest interview with a former Super League player in which he details his serious brain injury, horrific symptoms and emotional trauma.

Most bizarre signings

Serious About Rugby League has revealed what they feel are the ten most bizarre signings in Super League history. There are some famous names on there!

RL structure future and Leeds finances

Gary Hetherington has told League Express what he and the rest of the structure examining group have been doing – though there is nothing in concrete just yet, despite the idea of a ten-team Super League doing the rounds. Hetherington also explained how COVID-19 made the financial outlook at Leeds look bleak and calls on sponsors for extra support.

Percival on injury and lack of trust under Bennett

Mark Percival has told League Express that he is determined for World Cup redemption with England when the tournament takes place at the end of the 2022 season. He wasn’t selected by former England head coach Wayne Bennett due to a lack of trust, according to Percival himself.

Tiger almost signed elsewhere

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that former Castleford Tigers fullback Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e has almost signed for two other Super League clubs. He now plies his trade with the Keighley Cougars in League 1.

Houghton future

The Hull Daily Mail has revealed the future of Danny Houghton with the Hull FC legend facing pressure from new NRL signing Joe Lovodua.

Most expensive transfers

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the top ten most expensive transfers in Super League history. One transfer fee almost reached half a million pounds!

RL code-switcher in horrific racism

A rugby league code-switcher has had his registration revoked by rugby league authorities after trying to move from rugby union. The scrum-half – who was playing in the French leagues, according to Wales Online – was subsequently banned for 26 weeks for a disgusting racist diatribe. Read more on the horrific incident here.

Widdop in incident

Gareth Widdop has revealed an incident that he came across whilst doing community work in Australia. The halfback will not return to Warrington until the New Year, so will spend Christmas with family according to the Warrington website last week. The incident, however, was “an eye opener”. Read more here.

Croft on Hastings

Brodie Croft has told League Express about the impact of Jackson Hastings on the Salford Red Devils and how he wants to replicate that and more after signing for the Super League club.

Hodgson’s shock career decision

Josh Hodgson’s future has been one of the most talked about incidents across the whole off-season so far in the NRL. Will he stay at Canberra or will he go to the Wests Tigers? – with money being the focal point according to the Daily Telegraph. Well, the decision has now been made. Read more on the future here.

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