Rugby League News: Castleford and Leeds set for signings, Cooper on Powell ‘rift’, Thaler absence & Walker’s shock 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…

Castleford and Leeds set for signings

Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos are set for more signings through their door, according to Rugby League Live. The Tigers are set to sign Leeds prop Muizz Mustapha whilst Leeds are eyeing up a move for Batley Bulldogs’ Luke Hooley.

Meanwhile, the Hull Daily Mail is reporting that Jordan Johnstone is leaving the club with Joe Lovodua staying.

IMG and Channel 4

The numbers have been revealed for Channel 4’s games broadcast so far. Read more here.

The takeover of rugby league by IMG has also been laid bare. Read more here.

Cooper on Wire exit

New Wigan Warriors signing Mike Cooper has revealed all about his swift exit from the Warrington Wolves in an interview with Yorkshire Live.

Cooper said: “It’s been such a whirlwind, literally it happened all within 24 hours,” but he also dismissed claims of a rift with head coach Daryl Powell.

Wigan missed signing

Wigan Warriors missed out on the signing of a highly-rated Australian flyer, according to The Full Eighty Minutes podcast. The Warriors were said to be close to signing him, but he chose another destination. Read more here.

A Wigan man is also in talks with a Super League rival. Read more here.

Clark future

Warrington Wolves hooker Daryl Clark has spoken to Serious About Rugby League about his future and play-off chances. Read more on his comments on play-off chances.

Is he heading for a Super League rival? Read more here.

Brough’s son joins SL club

Former Wakefield Trinity and Huddersfield Giants hero Danny Brough’s son has joined a Super League club.

Will Brough has signed a professional contract, hoping to follow in the footsteps of his father. Read more here.


A former Castleford Tigers man and current Featherstone Rovers forward and Leigh Centurions star could face FIVE-MATCH bans. Read more here. You can also watch the incident here.

An ex-Warrington Wolves and Bradford Bulls man faces an EIGHT-MATCH ban. Read more here.

Gale and Lino future

What is going to happen to Hull FC’s Luke Gale at the end of this season? Serious About Rugby League has broached the potential future outcomes. Read more here.

Serious About Rugby League also revealed the latest on Mason Lino and his future on Wakefield Trinity. Read more here.

Walker’s shock move

Hull FC’s Jack Walker has made a shock off-field move.

The Leeds Rhinos loanee has joined Brett Hodgson’s men until the end of the season. Read more here.

Thaler’s absence explained

Super League referee Ben Thaler has had his absence explained and revealed earlier in the season.

Thaler is one of the most experienced referees in the league, but has been in and out of the appointments in 2022. Read more here.

Odsal bombshell

There has been a bombshell on the future of Bradford Bulls’ stadium Odsal.

The Odsal Stadium is one of the most iconic venues in the history of rugby league. Read more here.

Young almost joined

Ex-Huddersfield Giants and current Newcastle Knights flyer Dominic Young has revealed the Grand Final-winning side he almost joined.

Young is taking the NRL by storm despite being just 20 years of age. Read more here.

UK club failed to sign Asiata

A UK club failed to sign Leigh Centurions star John Asiata, according to owner Derek Beaumont on the Dockhouse Rugby Show.

Asiata has taken the Championship by storm. Read more here.

Reynolds’ new club

Former Hull FC halfback Josh Reynolds has found a shock new club after being let go by the Black and Whites. Read more here.

Reynolds has also spoken about disagreements with his former club. Read more here.

Farnworth future

Brisbane Broncos centre Herbie Farnworth is reportedly set for a stunning move, according to Fox Sports.

Farnworth has also made a stunning revelation ahead of a potential return. Read more here.

Thompson breaks silence

Former St Helens star Luke Thompson has broken his silence after being linked with a move away from Canterbury Bulldogs.

Thompson took to Instagram to reveal the latest. Read more here.

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