Rugby League News: Castleford sign shock rival, Leigh want Super League playmaker, Wigan and Warrington men banned & Pryce’s big move confirmed

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…

Last night games

Warrington Wolves head coach Daryl Powell bemoaned Toulouse’s ill-discipline last night, gave an update on Matt Dufty and hailed his Warrington players. Read more here.

Meanwhile, Toulouse boss Sylvain Houles slammed the refereeing performance of Chris Kendall. Read more here.

SL club rejects Proctor

Super League side Wakefield Trinity have turned down the opportunity to sign sacked Gold Coast Titans star Kevin Proctor, according to Rugby League Live.

Meanwhile, the same publication has revealed that Leigh Centurions have made an offer for Castleford Tigers star Gareth O’Brien with Castleford signing Albert Vete from Hull KR.

Testicle grab, 12-match ban and Bradford signings

Former Super League player is set for a 12-match ban after being referred to a tribunal for unacceptable language. Read more here.

Meanwhile, Warrington Wolves, Wigan Warriors and Bradford Bulls men have been banned. Read more here.

Bradford are also set for a number of new signings with three coming in next week. Read more here.

Smith on signings, bans 

Leeds Rhinos boss Rohan Smith spoke to the media yesterday and had his say on new signings coming through the door. Read more here.

Smith also spoke out against the bans handed to Aidan Sezer and Rhyse Martin. Read more here.

Bateman latest

The amount of money it would take to lure Wigan Warriors’ John Bateman to the NRL has been revealed. Read more here.

Meanwhile, head coach Matt Peet spoke to Wigan Today about the future of Bateman. Read more here.

French’s ‘exceptional deal’

Much has been made of Bevan French’s future in recent weeks and months with the 26-year-old linked here, there and everywhere.

Now, though, Wigan Warriors head coach Matt Peet has revealed an ‘exceptional offer’ for the Australian livewire. Read more here.

Shaul on his future and Hodgson

Jamie Shaul has given an update on his future past 2022 but also revealed the two clubs he could have joined in recent weeks. Read more here.

Meanwhile, Shaul has slammed Hull FC boss Brett Hodgson for a decision in particular. Read more here.

Koukash to return?

Could former Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash return to rugby league?

Serious About Rugby League has broached the potential idea after being linked with a shock club. Read more here.

Catalans deal

Catalans Dragons have managed to finalise a deal for one of the brightest talents in Super League.

Head coach Steve McNamara was rightly beaming. Read more here.

Radford fears forfeit

Castleford Tigers head coach Lee Radford fears he may not be able to field a team for tonight’s clash with Catalans Dragons. Read more here.

Radford has also admitted that Liam Watts needs a big change. Read more here.

Radford has also revealed that Castleford have signed some new halfbacks. Read more here.

Mamo worry

The worrying reason why Castleford Tigers star Jake Mamo will not be playing tonight has been revealed.

Mamo hasn’t played for a fortnight with head coach Lee Radford calling it ‘a concern’. Read more here.

Graham to SL?

Could former St Helens prop James Graham be heading back to Super League?

Serious About Rugby League has broached that possibility with a shock move on the cards. Read more here.

Incredible Huddersfield fans

An incredible number of Huddersfield Giants fans will be making the trip to the Salford Red Devils tomorrow.

The game is broadcast live on Channel 4, yet Huddersfield fans are going in their droves. Read more here.

Leeds and Cas domino effect

Leading rugby league agent, Craig Harrison of Show Me The Money UK, has spoken on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

He said how a shock Leeds Rhinos transfer could allow a major Castleford Tigers move. Read more here.

Pryce’s sensational move

Huddersfield Giants star Will Pryce’s sensational move has been confirmed by the Daily Telegraph.

Pryce’s future has been up in the air for the past few months following a stellar year. Read more here.

Connor’s big Hull move

Jake Connor is braced for a big Hull FC move as Brett Hodgson makes major statement.

Connor has been played at fullback, halfback and centre so far in 2022. Read more here.

Sky Sports under fire

Sky Sports have been put under fire yesterday following a controversial gaffe made at the studio.

Sky Sports is rugby league’s biggest benefactor by a country mile. Read more here.

Pearce-Paul’s mammoth transfer

Wigan Warriors’ Kai Pearce-Paul’s mammoth transfer has been given the green light by the Daily Telegraph.

Pearce-Paul made the journey through the London Broncos academy before signing for Wigan. Read more here.

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