Rugby League News: Castleford beat rivals to Leeds signing, Channel 4 host change & Charnley and Pearce-Paul new clubs?

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…

Walmsley almost signed for rivals

St Helens star Alex Walmsley has made a reputation for himself as one of the most enterprising front-rowers in Super League.

However, Super League Stories has revealed how he almost signed for a Super League rival. Read more here.

Castleford beat rivals to Leeds signing

Castleford Tigers have reportedly beaten Hull KR to the signing of Leeds Rhinos talent Jack Broadbent, according to Yorkshire Live. Broadbent has found chances limited in 2022 and looks to be exiting Headingley.

Yorkshire Live has also revealed Tom Johnstone will be signing for Catalans Dragons. Read more here.

Refereeing appointments

The refereeing appointments for this weekend’s Super League games have been announced with shock decisions made on Robert Hicks and Ben Thaler.

The duo have been a big part of the refereeing system for more than a decade. Read more here.

Love Island contestant slammed

The decision to enter into ITV2’s Love Island for a Castleford Tigers man has been slammed by two former players.

They also revealed they would be the brunt of peoples’ jokes. Read more here.

McNamara listed

The Daily Telegraph has listed Catalans Dragons boss Steve McNamara for a potential shock move.

McNamara’s reputation has burgeoned whilst at the French club, reaching the Super League Grand Final in 2021. Read more here.

Furner’s new role

Former Leeds Rhinos head coach David Furner has taken on a new role at a struggling club.

Furner will be remembered for losing ten of 14 games whilst in charge of the Headingley club back in 2019. Read more here.

Charnley’s new club?

Josh Charnley will no longer be a Warrington Wolves player after his exit was confirmed yesterday. However, Serious About Rugby League has written an article where he is most likely to go. Read more here.

On the topic of Warrington, they will have Gareth Widdop back after a month’s absence ahead of the visit of St Helens.

Pearce-Paul’s new club?

The Mole at the World Wide of Sports has reported that Wigan Warriors’ Kai Pearce-Paul is set to sign for a new club.

It follows reports that around five clubs had been chasing the young talent. Read more on his new club here.

Channel 4 host

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that Channel 4 will have a different host to Helen Skelton in August for the play-offs. It follows news that another game will be broadcast in June. Read more here.

Hull KR head coach Tony Smith has also had his say on the Channel 4 coverage of Super League. Read more here.

Warrington signing

Warrington Wolves have reportedly reached a problem with the signing of Matt Dufty from Canterbury Bulldogs, according to Yorkshire Live.

However, they are set to name a huge signing as Daryl Powell’s first of 2023. Read more here.

Myler taunted

The Daily Mirror has revealed that Leeds Rhinos star Richie Myler was taunted by Salford Red Devils fans at the weekend.

Leeds went down 23-8, but Myler was the brunt of Salford fans’ complaints after his split with Helen Skelton.

Graham digs old team

Ex-St Helens star James Graham has taken a dig at his old side and players following a tumultuous week, Fox League has reported.

Graham has recently become a pundit in Australia. Read more here.

Hull exit up in the air

Hull Live has revealed that Josh Bowden’s move to Featherstone Rovers is up in the air. Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson said: “I am unsure at this stage. There are conversations but if I’m a guessing man I’m thinking that it might not happen at this stage.” Read more here.

Hodgson told Hull Live, however, that Kane Evans and Cam Scott will return against Wigan Warriors, though Brad Fash and Ben McNamara will be out.

Thompson’s illness

Former St Helens star Luke Thompson has been struck down with illness, according to Fox League.

The illness is apparently not Covid-19 related. Read more here.

Super League star out for season

A Super League star is out for the season after succumbing to a horrendous injury.

He is just the latest in a line of stars who have suffered long-term injuries in 2023. Read more here.

Takairangi future

Hull KR head coach Tony Smith has given his latest on the future of Brad Takairangi.

Takairangi is out of contract at the end of the 2022 season. Read more here.

SL star quits

A Super League star has quit his club in a shock turn of events.

The news unfolded yesterday afternoon, with his destination not yet known. Read more here.

Hull KR recruitment

Hull Live has revealed who and what Hull KR should be going after in 2023 with the exit of Tony Smith.

A number of NRL names may be linked given Willie Peters’ links in Australia the publication has reported.

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