Rugby League News: Connor linked with huge move, Hardaker and French future, Castleford’s bad news & Wigan sign rival

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…

Edwards linked with move

Castleford Tigers forward Kenny Edwards has been linked with a shock move, according to The Mole at the Wide World of Sports.

Edwards has been in fine form for the Tigers in 2022 and he has no shortage of admirers. Read more here.

Refereeing appointments

There have been Super League appointments made for this weekend’s fixtures with decisions made on Ben Thaler, Robert Hicks and James Child.

Child, of course, refereed the Challenge Cup Final last week. Read more here.

Bradford head coach chase

Bradford Bulls have given a major update in their chase for a new head coach following the departure of John Kear last month.

Mark Dunning has been at the helm in recent weeks. Read more here.

Thompson’s staggering deal

Former St Helens star Luke Thompson has signed a staggering deal, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Thompson left Saints back in 2020 at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and has since playing at Canterbury Bulldogs. Read more here.

Burgess causes anger

Sam Burgess has caused the anger of a person close to him following a potential coaching deal, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Burgess has since been coaching the Orara Valley Axemen. Read more here.

Hardaker future

Leeds Rhinos head coach Rohan Smith has addressed the potential of Zak Hardaker staying at Leeds beyond his current deal.

Hardaker, of course, signed a short-term deal until the end of the season. Read more here.

French future

Serious About Rugby League has analysed the potential of Wigan Warriors star Bevan French’s future.

French is out of contract at the end of the season after being a key part of the Wigan set-up in the past two years. Read more here.

Super League-bound star DROPPED

A Super League-bound star that will be in the UK competition in 2023 has been dropped by his current club.

It follows news that two clubs are chasing his signature for next season and beyond. Read more here.

Hull FC exits?

Serious About Rugby League has written an article detailing those Hull FC players who could leave the MKM Stadium at the end of 2022. It’s followed the May 1 deadline from which players are able to negotiate with other clubs. Read more here.

Meanwhile, Hull Live has revealed that Manu Ma’u is set to leave the club at the end of the season.

Castleford’s bad news

Castleford Tigers head coach Lee Radford has delivered some bad news in his pre-match press conference with BBC Radio Leeds.

It follows updates on Niall Evalds, Bureta Faraimo and Sosaia Feki. Read more here.

Trueman future

Castleford Tigers head coach Lee Radford has also given a bombshell on the future of Jake Trueman with BBC Radio Leeds.

Trueman has been linked with Hull FC. Read more here.

Johnstone latest

Wakefield Trinity head coach Willie Poching has given the latest on Tom Johnstone as well as centre Bill Tupou.

Winger Tom Johnstone has been linked with a move to a Super League rival. Read more here.

Deathknell for Dwyer?

Could this deal spell the end of Brad Dwyer’s time at Leeds Rhinos?

The Rhinos announced a deal for a hooker which could see Dwyer take up the option of a move to a Super League rival. Read more here.

Huge Wigan blow

Wigan Warriors boss Matty Peet yesterday confirmed to Wigan Today a huge blow for the club.

It follows the Challenge Cup Final from last week when Wigan were able to overcome Huddersfield Giants in a terrific game. Read more here.

Catalans exit

Another player has departed from the Catalans Dragons as was announced yesterday.

He has moved to a Super League rival. Read more here.

Ill-disciplined sides

The most disciplined and ill-disciplined sides in Super League have been revealed by Serious About Rugby League.

It takes into account the number of cards having been dished out to all 12 teams. Read more here.

Wigan sign Cooper

Wigan Warriors have won the race to sign Warrington Wolves prop Mike Cooper, according to Rugby League Live.

Huddersfield Giants had been linked with a move for Cooper, but he has decided on Wigan.

Connor on the move?

Hull FC’s Jake Connor is said to be attracting attention from the NRL, according to Hull Live.

The fullback is said to be on the wishlist of Canberra Raiders first and foremost with his form impressing the capital side. Read more here.

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