Rugby League News: Charnley future, why Hardaker was dropped, Schofield’s coaching appointment & Warrington 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…

Ferguson future

Rugby League Live has revealed that Blake Ferguson will not be joining the Leigh Centurions for 2022 and beyond.

It comes as head coach Adrian Lam had previously discussed his interest in bringing the sacked former NRL star to the UK.

Hardaker dropped

Zak Hardaker has been dropped by Wigan Warriors boss Matty Peet for falling below standards expected at the club.

Hardaker will not take part in tomorrow’s clash against St Helens but may return next week. Read more here.

Castleford’s huge blow

Castleford Tigers have suffered a huge blow to one of their star players, head coach Lee Radford confirmed to BBC Radio Leeds.

It’s another difficult situation for the Tigers having won just three games all season. Read more here.

Schofield’s coaching appointment

Leeds Rhinos legend Garry Schofield has taken on a surprise new coaching venture.

The outspoken rugby league columnist has suffered in recent years with eye problems. Read more on the role here.

Selection quandaries

Hull FC boss Brett Hodgson is set to have a selection dilemma on his hands with three of his stars facing fitness checks. One Hull man also surprisingly misses out. Read more here. The same can be said of Wigan Warriors and St Helens with a number of quandaries over their respective squads for tomorrow’s clash. Read more here.

Adam Swift has also stoked the fires for the ‘best derby’ in Super League with his latest comments on Sky Sports. Read more here.

Burgess plea

Former South Sydney Rabbitohs and England star George Burgess has entered his plea for his court case, the Daily Telegraph has revealed.

The rampaging forward has just recovered from intense surgery but was charged with police on a ‘sexual touching’ count. Read more here.

Westerman’s message

Castleford Tigers star Joe Westerman has given a defiant message following his side’s poor start to the season, he told Sky Sports.

The Tigers have won just three games all year, but Westerman wants trophies. Read more here.

Charnley future

Warrington Wolves winger Josh Charnley has made a huge admission on his future to the Take Flight podcast.

Charnley has had spells with Wigan Warriors and Sale Sharks in rugby union, but has been at the Halliwell Jones since 2018. Read more here.

Fitzpatrick rejected move

Current Warrington Wolves CEO Karl Fitzpatrick has revealed he rejected a move to a Super League rival on the Through The Wire podcast. Read more here.

As well as that, Fitzpatrick spoke to Rugby League Live about potential signings, saying the club is “constantly monitoring the market” in Super League and NRL. But, one of their starlets has found a new club on a short-term deal. Read more here.

Leeds, Leeds, Leeds

Leeds Rhinos have started their rebuild with a groundbreaking deal. Read more about that here. However, the club owner, Paul Caddick, has also had his finances and accounts revealed on Building which make more for interesting reading. Read about that here.

On the field, interim coach Jamie Jones-Buchanan has had his say on Aidan Sezer and David Fusitu’a ahead of a busy Easter schedule. Read more here.

Watson on broken arm and Sezer

Huddersfield Giants boss Ian Watson has confirmed one of his stars suffered a broken arm in the win over Hull FC last weekend. Read that here.

Watson also responded to comments made by Aidan Sezer during the week about the two’s relationship at Huddersfield. Read more here.

Field almost joined SL rival

Wigan Warriors star Jai Field has told the Daily Mirror how he almost joined a Super League rival.

Field has excelled in 2022 with 12 tries in nine games, but it might have been a different story had he joined this club. Read more here.

Sims’ shock move

Former Leeds Rhinos target Tariq Sims is set to make a shock move, according to the World Wide of Sports.

The rampaging forward, who represented New South Wales at Origin level in 2021, has been deemed surplus to requirements at St George. Read more here.

Edwards’ move

Wigan Warriors legend Shaun Edwards has revealed why he has moved closer to a Super League rival.

The former rugby league star has been plying his trade in rugby union in recent years with both Wales and France. Read more here.

Smith contract

The Hull Daily Mail is reporting that a new deal for Hull KR head coach Tony Smith is likely.

It follows the former Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves boss being linked with the current vacancy at Headingley.

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