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Rugby League News: Chase’s fresh start, Connor speaks out on Radford & Widdop’s absence explained

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…

Griffin on referees

Hull FC star Josh Griffin has told the Hull Daily Mail that the current refereeing clampdown is ‘ruining the game’.

Griffin said: “Something needs to be addressed because it is ruining the game. I know they talk about player welfare but if you keep sending players off you’re putting more players under fatigue and risking injuries that way anyway. There’s a conversation to be had there, definitely.”

Radford on Truman

Lee Radford has told League Express that he is backing his Castleford Tigers halfbacks to step up to the plate after a disappointing start to the season.

Sezer difficulty

Rugby League Live has revealed the difficulty that Leeds Rhinos’ Aidan Sezer is currently going through.

The publication announced that the “Australian walked through head down, shoulders slumped and unresponsive to the words of support,” following the Leeds defeat to Catalans Dragons.

Chase’s fresh start

Ex-Castleford Tigers man Rangi Chase has given himself a fresh start with a new Twitter account.

The halfback was banned for a month for taking cocaine earlier this month, but is determined to kick on. He also named his favourite Super League player here.

JJB’s major surgery

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Jones-Buchanan told the British public live on Sky Sports on Friday night that he has had major facial surgery.

He was in the punditry box for Castleford Tigers’ away defeat to Hull KR. Read more on why he had the surgery here.

Ex-Hull man leaves

A former Hull FC man has left his current club to take time away from the game.

He spent six seasons at the MKM Stadium between 2014 and 2019, but revealed his reasons for exiting. Read more here.

Injury corner

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the latest injury corner which has seen a number of Super League sides encounter problems.

Warrington Wolves, Leeds Rhinos, Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity are some of those hit worst. Read more here.

Peet on Field and French

Wigan Warriors head coach Matt Peet has told League Express that he doesn’t know where he will play Bevan French and Jai Field.

Richardson questions decision

Castleford Tigers halfback Danny Richardson has called into question one refereeing decision from the Tigers’ defeat to Hull KR on Friday night.

It came following another loss for Castleford after going down 26-10. Read more on Richardson’s comments here.

Connor speaks out

Hull FC hero Jake Connor has spoken out to the Hull website following an incredible performance in the Black and Whites’ thrashing of Salford. He also told Hull Live about what he expects from Lee Radford.

Connor scored a try and assisted six more in what was described as a ‘masterclass’. Read more on his comments here.

Winger loses his teeth

Rugby league is well-known for its rough and tumble character, but one player got more than he bargained for at the weekend after losing several teeth.

His club tweeted about the injury, with the winger also suffering a deep cut to his mouth. Read more here.

Burgess investigation

The investigation into Sam Burgess’ domestic abuse claims will be completed by the NRL in the next few weeks, 16 months after it was undertaken.

Burgess has been keeping a low profile at his new club ahead of the decision, the West Australian has reported. Read more here.

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