Rugby League News: Cas lose high-profile star, COVID-19 hits Super League club, Leeds’ fifth signing, Hull FC, Wakefield and Wigan dilemmas & race for Saints star?

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.

Super League owners

Serious About Rugby League has written an article about the 12 Super League owners and how they made their fortunes. There are a few surprises lurking in there!

Vaccine slammed

Former Great Britain international Stuart Fielden has slammed the COVID-19 vaccine on his social media. The vaccine issue continues to divide both society and sport into two camps. Read more here.

Fifita project

David Fifita has been grafting on his own project in recent weeks as he prepares for another season at Wakefield Trinity. The ‘Big Bopper’ has been at Belle Vue since 2016. Read more here.

Tomkins update

Sam Tomkins has given an update ahead of the 2022 Super League season. The fullback won the Man of Steel in 2021 and was rewarded with England honours by Shaun Wane. Read more on the update here.

Ex-Cas man calls for respect

An ex-Castleford Tigers playmaker has called for rugby league players to give more ‘respect’ to this aspect of the game on the Talk Your Walk podcast. Read more here.

Wigan player movements?

Wigan Warriors head coach Matty Peet has spoken to the club website about potential player movements after signing a dual registration agreement with a Championship club yesterday afternoon. Read more about the movements here.

Former Cas man signs for League 1 club

A former Castleford Tigers utility man has signed for a League 1 club. That division saw Barrow and Workington Town promoted from it in 2021. Read more on the signing here.

Cas lose high-profile star

Castleford Tigers Women have lost another high-profile star as the exodus continues. The England fullback has left for rivals York City Knights. Read more here.

COVID-19 hits SL club

COVID-19 has once more disrupted plans for a Super League side following a lull in recent months. It is due to logistical problems surrounding potential travel. Read more here.

SL players in NRL

Serious About Rugby League has written an article concerning six Super League players who would make it in the NRL, with Hull FC’s Jake Connor being one of them.

Richards to coach

Former Wigan Warriors star winger and goalkicker Pat Richards has found a coaching role. The Irish international became a firm hero at the DW Stadium during his long period at the club. Read more on his role here.

Ex-SL prop in film

Former St Helens, Castleford and Huddersfield forward Keith Mason has stepped out onto the red carpet in his very own film premiere – a far cry away from Knowsley Road and the Jungle! Read more here.

Out of contract stars

Serious About Rugby League has written an article about ten Super League stars who are out of contract at the end of the 2022 season, including the likes of Wigan’s Bevan French, Hull FC’s Josh Reynolds, Leeds’ Blake Austin and Wakefield’s Jacob Miller.

Out of contract more

Yorkshire Live has also revealed their own list of out of contract stars which includes the likes of Saints duo Matty Lees and Regan Grace, the latter of whom the paper revealed had interest from rugby union during 2021 – which could come up once more in 2022.

Almost backbreaker

A new Leeds Rhinos signing has revealed on Leeds TV how he almost broke his back after suffering an injury towards the back end of the 2021 Super League season. Read more here.

New Saints signing’s business

New St Helens signing Will Hopoate is also in business back Down Under, which went through some upheaval following his move to the UK. Read more here.

Best referees

Serious About Rugby League has written an article on the five best Super League referees in its 26-year history.

Burgess latest

Sam Burgess has given an update on his latest situation after taking the reins at a new club whilst he is still under an NRL investigation. Read more here.

Teams that proved everyone wrong

Serious About Rugby League has written an article on five Super League teams that proved everyone wrong.

Hastings subject to opinion

Former Wigan Warriors halfback Jackson Hastings has been put under the microscope by new director of football at Wests Tigers, Tim Sheens. Hastings recently made the move to Concord after three-and-a-half seasons in Super League. Read more on what his new boss said about him here.

Locke’s UK offers

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that former Super League and NRL star Kevin Locke has been the subject of UK offers for his services, despite his reported signing with a French club.

New SL signing cleared

A new Super League signing has been cleared for a move after a scandal threatened his ability to obtain a visa. Read more on the scandal and report here.

Hardaker update

Zak Hardaker has given an update as he heads back to pre-season with the Wigan Warriors. He had been linked with a move away from the club earlier in the year, but nothing came of it. Read more here.

Sideline for Salford duo

An important Salford Red Devils duo are set to miss the start of the 2022 Super League season through injury. Read more here.

Hodgson linked

Josh Hodgson has been linked with a huge move after his proposed deal with the Wests Tigers fell flat, according to the Daily Telegraph. Read more here.

Solomona hint

Denny Solomona has dropped a great hint over where his future lies after exiting rugby union in the UK. The former Castleford Tigers winger spent two seasons at the Jungle and then five years at the Sale Sharks. Read more about his move here.

Thompson ‘offered’

Luke Thompson has been offered to former Grand Final winners after the Canterbury Bulldogs continue to try and get his lucrative wage off of their salary cap, according to the Daily Telegraph. Read more here.

Whitehead shock career move

Elliott Whitehead has taken a shock career move. The second-rower first came through the ranks at the Bradford Bulls and then the Catalans Dragons before moving to the Canberra Raiders in the NRL. Read more about the move here.

Leeds’ fifth signing

Leeds Live has reported on how Leeds Rhinos’ fifth signing – Richard Hunwicks – could be the most important as performance director following his off-season move from the Catalans Dragons.

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