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Rugby League News: Castleford turned down, Graham’s off-field incident & Bradford and Leigh signings

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 turned down

A high-profile Super League administrative figure has revealed how he ended up turning down a role at Castleford Tigers after speaking on Through The Wire podcast.

He is now in charge of a prominent Super League club, but said: “I had a job offer from Castleford to work in their strength and conditioning department.” Read more here.

Woolf on Saints

Kristian Woolf has told Rugby League Live that St Helens would qualify for the finals in the NRL if they were competing in Australia.

“I think we’d compete really well,” Woolf said. “I’m 100 per cent confident we’d be extremely competitive and be playing finals footy as we are here. A lot of players come over from Australia and they feel the same.

Flower leaves

Former Wigan Warriors forward Ben Flower has left his current coaching role after not being involved in single.

Flower played almost 200 games for Wigan during his career, but he is now looking for a job elsewhere. Read more here.

Graham’s off-field incident

Former St Helens star James Graham has told the Physio Spill podcast all about how an off-field incident triggered a move.

Graham returned to Saints in 2020, helping the Merseyside club to a Grand Final in that year. Read more here.

Saints’ superb news

St Helens have made the headlines with an incredible piece of news ahead of their fixture against Warrington Wolves tonight.

The club has been increasing their sponsorship deals recently and have made a great attempt to raise money and supplies for Tonga. Read more on their piece of news here.

Tomkins latest

Catalans Dragons host Wigan Warriors tomorrow evening at the Stade Gilbert Brutus, and the French side have released important news about their talisman Sam Tomkins.

Tomkins missed last week’s fixture against Warrington Wolves. Read more on the fullback here.

Evalds and Fages big news

Big news on Castleford Tigers fullback Niall Evalds and Huddersfield Giants halfback Theo Fages has been given.

The two sides play each other tomorrow afternoon – a game which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports. Read more here.

Kheirallah future

Toulouse Olympique star Mark Kheirallah’s future has taken another twist following an update on social media.

The French club’s boss Sylvain Houles recently admitted that Kheirallah would never play for the club again. Read more on his future here.

Bradford and Leigh signings

Rugby League Live has revealed that both Bradford Bulls and Leigh Centurions are looking out for big signings for this season.

Both sides haven’t added to their squad for a while, but are both trying to recruit ahead of Super League possibilities.

Radford’s rival

Lee Radford’s rival for the Castleford Tigers job has been revealed after his competitor gave an exclusive interview with Serious About Rugby League.

He spoke about the club’s shortlist and what went on during the process. Read more here.

Hull FC news

Hull FC have revealed that a group of ex-FC men are doing something extraordinary for former boss Royce Simmons. It is a great initiative by former players and something which the club should be proud of. Read more here.

However, one of FC’s key players was dealt with a huge blow last night in their victory over Leeds Rhinos. Read more here.

BBC gets major gig

The BBC has got a major Challenge Cup gig in the near future with the competition expected to be one of the hottest years yet.

The sixth round draw will take place at Elland Road. Read more on the major gig here.

More bans

More disciplinary issues have been revealed following last weekend’s fixture from the Disciplinary Match Review Panel.

The news was revealed last night, but barely covered. Read more on the new bans here.

Burrow latest

Rob Burrow’s sisters have talked to the Yorkshire Evening Post ahead of the Burrow Strictly Ball in the upcoming weeks.

The sisters also gave an update on Rob and what they hope will be a terrific night. Read more here.

Hall explains exit

Former Leeds Rhinos youngster Corey Hall has spoke to BBC Radio Leeds about why he left Headingley.

The centre and winger is now a Wakefield Trinity player and has nailed down a first-team spot. Read more here about why he left Leeds.

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