Rugby League News: Burrow’s health, Amor’s new club, Castleford linked with huge signing & Widdop’s big move?

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…

Burrow’s health

Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow recently did an interview with ITV detailing his current health status.

Burrow was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease back in December 2019 and was given just two years to live. Read more on his health update here.

Leeds ten-match ban

Leeds Rhinos were rocked last night with the news that one of their stars has been given a ten-match ban.

It follows the Disciplinary Match Review Panel’s referral to an Independent Tribunal. Read more here.

Woolf speaks out on Grace

St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf has spoken out on the future of Regan Grace to the St Helens Star.

Grace has been reportedly lined up for a rugby union move, but Woolf wants to keep him, saying: “We are very hopeful of Regan Grace staying. That is what we want and we have made that really clear.”

Widdop’s big move

Yesterday, Serious About Rugby League analysed the question of Gareth Widdop’s future at Warrington Wolves and where he could potentially end up. Read more here.

Castleford Tigers, according to Yorkshire Live, have put in a bid for him as Lee Radford hunts new blood though he is not alone in wanting Widdop.

Castleford’s big news

Castleford Tigers revealed some huge news last night confirming their future. Read more here.

In and amongst that was also news of those Tigers players who are free to leave the club, including the likes of Greg Eden. Read more here.

Wigan make Smithies decision

Wigan Warriors have decided whether or not to appeal against the ban handed to forward Morgan Smithies.

Smithies was at the centre of two swinging arms in Saturday’s final against Huddersfield Giants. Read more on Wigan’s decision here.

Catalans’ huge signing

Catalans Dragons have announced yet another huge signing as the French renaissance continues in Perpignan.

The French side are backed heavily by outspoken owner Bernard Guasch as head coach Steve McNamara gets another coup. Read more here.

Burgess’ bombshell

A former teammate of Sam Burgess has dropped a bombshell on the former Bradford Bulls and South Sydney Rabbitohs star, Rugby Pass has revealed.

Burgess has been coaching a local side in Australia in 2022. Read more here.

Another Leeds exit?

Leeds Rhinos could be set for another exit as one of their players gears up to leave Headingley, he told the Now To Love magazine. If true, Leeds will be set for a huge rebuild under Rohan Smith. Read more here.

Serious About Rugby League has also done a feature piece on those Leeds players who are free to leave the club. Read more here.

Gale future

Hull Live has revealed that Hull FC halfback Luke Gale is out of contract at the end of the season, but that no decision has been made yet of his future.

He is likely to stay at Hull anyway after being linked with a coaching role earlier in the year.

Fev sign SL man

Featherstone Rovers have bolstered their ranks following a dismal showing in the 1895 Cup Final at the weekend.

They have signed a Super League prop following key injuries to James Lockwood and Craig Kopczak. Read more here.

Hastings linked with huge deal

Ex-Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils star Jackson Hastings is being linked with a huge deal, according to Fox Sports.

Hastings only left Super League at the end of last year and has excelled in his time back in the NRL with Wests Tigers. Read more here.

Amor’s new club

St Helens forward Kyle Amor will be playing at a new club in 2023, Manchester Evening News has confirmed.

Amor is currently on loan at Warrington Wolves but a stay beyond that will not be happening. Read more here.

McGuinness wants Super League team

Question of Sport and Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness has spoken of his desire to support a Super League team.

McGuinness was an avid watcher of the Challenge Cup Final at the weekend. Read more here.

Warrington forward and halfback departure

Warrington Wolves have lost a forward and a halfback going forward to other clubs – one permanently and the other on a season-long loan.

It is all part of new head coach Daryl Powell’s rebuild of this Warrington side. Read more here.

Kelly to return to SL?

Could former Hull FC star Albert Kelly return to Super League after a two-year hiatus?

The halfback has been injured lately for Brisbane Broncos but has made a big impact since arriving ahead of the 2021 season. Read more here.

Yeaman out of retirement

Ex-Hull FC star Kirk Yeaman has come out of retirement for a surprise new team.

It follows his decision to choose a completely different career path after his retirement from rugby league. Read more here.

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