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Rugby League News: Connor’s bizarre incident, Castleford’s new signing set for huge ban, Myler hits out at Phil Clarke & Bateman to leave?

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…

NRL round-up

Fox Sports has revealed ‘a coffee shop rumour’ about the Trbojevic brothers meeting Dolphins boss Wayne Bennett.

Sydney Roosters are panicking greatly over the loss of Joey Manu with a calf issue whilst Siosifa Talakai has given Cronulla Sharks a major boost heading into the finals.

South Sydney Rabbitohs confirm a new deal for young halfback Lachlan Ilias.

St George Illawarra Dragons are gearing up for a major coaching change with Dean Young tipped to replace Anthony Griffin as head coach.

Hudds’ new signing

Huddersfield Giants’ superb new signing has arrived early to get used to his new surroundings.

The Giants have certainly pulled off a coup with this one. Read more here.

Castleford new signings

Castleford Tigers boss Lee Radford teased ‘four or five’ new signings at the weekend.

Now, Serious About Rugby League has looked at potential targets. Read more here.

Smith to Hull FC?

Is former Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves and Hull KR boss Tony Smith going to Hull FC? Read more here.

One BBC Radio Humberside reporter has spoken to Smith who broke his silence on the rumour. Read more here.

Hodgson departs

That of course came in the wake of the departure of Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson. Read more here.

The Black and Whites’ chairman Adam Pearson has revealed that the club are looking for an immediate replacement. Read more here.

RFL’s immediate replacements

The RFL announced the news yesterday morning that Ralph Rimmer and Karen Moorhouse would be leaving the governing body. Read more here.

Now, Serious About Rugby League can reveal that their replacements are imminent. Read more here.

Cas’ new signing set for huge ban

Castleford Tigers’ new signing is set for a huge ban following the Disciplinary Match Review Panel’s decisions yesterday.

He has been ‘referred for further investigation’ to an Operational Rules Tribunal. Read more here.

Bans, bans, bans

The Disciplinary Match Review Panel met yesterday with two Castleford Tigers men, a Hull FC star and a Leeds Rhinos forward banned. Read more here.

Despite not being banned, Hull FC’s Jake Connor was cited for a bizarre reason – the first in 2022. Read more here.

Leeds blow

Leeds Rhinos head coach Rohan Smith has confirmed a huge injury blow to his side ahead of Friday’s clash with the Catalans Dragons.

Smith talked to BBC Radio Leeds about the issue at Sunday’s Dream Team launch. Read more here.

Shaul’s big move

Hull FC loanee Jamie Shaul is set for a big Super League move.

That is because one Super League boss has outlined his desire to bring Shaul to his club. Read more here.

Bateman’s sensational move?

Wigan Warriors forward John Bateman has been backed for a sensational move.

That is according to the Daily Telegraph which referenced clubs’ interest in the England international. Read more here.

Woolf on promotion and relegation

St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf has given his strong opinion on promotion and relegation.

It follows the news of Toulouse’s last game in Super League over the weekend. Read more here.

Richardson’s terrible news

Castleford Tigers halfback Danny Richardson has been given some terrible news today regarding his injury.

The number seven has already had a serious injury in 2022. Read more here.

O’Neill to return?

Former Castleford Tigers star Jacques O’Neill has had his say on potentially returning to rugby league.

The Love Island star has made the impression on people throughout the UK since his stint on the ITV2 show. Read more here.

Favourite for Saints job

The favourite for the St Helens job has been revealed by Sky Sports pundit Jenna Brooks.

Kristian Woolf will, of course, be leaving Merseyside for Queensland at the end of 2022. Read more here.

Powell accuses rival of being ‘incorrect’

Warrington Wolves head coach Daryl Powell has accused rival Super League boss Ian Watson of being ‘incorrect,’ the Warrington Guardian has revealed.

Powell said: “There were things said by Ian Watson about the situation with Jake that were factually incorrect. We would be looking to keep Jake if we can.”

Attendances and injuries

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the attendances from this weekend’s Super League fixtures. Read more here.

Serious About Rugby League has also given a major update on the injuries suffered by Super League players over the weekend. Read more here.

Wane’s big call

England head coach Shaun Wane has made a huge call for his England squad for this year’s World Cup.

One international rival has been ‘picked’ in a major statement by the former Wigan Warriors boss. Read more here.

French future

Wigan Warriors star Bevan French has once more spoken about his future, this time Wigan Today.

French said: “I’m really just taking a back seat and letting my manager take control of things.It’s just about being clear minded and focusing on each game so I can play my best footy.”

Myler slams Phil Clarke

Leeds Rhinos star Richie Myler has slammed Phil Clarke for his comments on Sky Sports last week following Leeds’ win over the Huddersfield Giants, the Daily Mirror has revealed.

Clarke said Myler had been ‘cheating’ to win a penalty against Chris Hill, but Myler responded: “I thought using that word live on telly was out of order and I’ve said it to Phil Clarke. He stood by what he said. But I was fighting to get up to play the ball and Hilly was fighting to slow me down.”

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  1. BradleyRhino

    September 9, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    Did Sam Tomkins cheat tonight too Phil Clarke???

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