Rugby League News: Connor’s Hull FC wage, Warrington sign eight, ex-Bradford star’s cancer scare & shock rugby league mergers

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

Penrith Panthers are in the firing line after winger Taylan May has been allowed to play in the finals despite incurring a two-match ban, the Daily Telegraph has revealed.

Wests Tigers legend Benji Marshall has launched a last-gasp attempt to lure Cameron Munster from Melbourne.

Under-pressure Manly boss Des Hasler is set to skip the meeting that will decide his future, with his career with the Sea Eagles looking increasingly precarious.

St George are set to prepare a bid for an under-fire New Zealand Warriors player, Zerotackle has revealed.

Wakefield signings

Wakefield Trinity are set to ‘gamble’ on six or seven signings according to leading rugby league agent. Head coach Willie Poching has yet to make a signing for 2023. Read more here.

Serious About Rugby League has also broached the idea of Poching being awarded Super League Coach of the Year. Read more here.

Martin appeal

Rhyse Martin’s one-match has been UPGRADED after it was found to be a ‘frivolous challenge’. Read more here.

Leeds Rhinos fans were already fuming after seeing the video link emerging online of the incident. Read more here.

Warrington sign eight

Warrington Wolves have signed eight players as Daryl Powell plans for the future.

It follows a number of youngsters making their debuts for the Cheshire club in 2022. Read more here.

Cas should sign rival

Castleford Tigers should sign a Super League rival with Serious About Rugby League assessing a potential move. Read more here.

A Hull KR man is also set for a move across Super League clubs. Read more here.

Tomkins’ injury

Catalans Dragons star Sam Tomkins has spoken to Rugby League Live about his injury that has kept him out of the past few weeks.

Tomkins said: “I’m well. It was just old age, I think. I’ve had a couple of bumps and bangs picked up over the years so we found a good opportunity to rest up before the important games.”

Blair’s huge new club

Castleford Tigers’ Cheyse Blair looks to have secured a major move.

Blair joined the Tigers back in 2020 from the Melbourne Storm and has been a solid signing. Read more here.

Burgess’ heartbreaking loss

Former Bradford Bulls and South Sydney Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess has suffered a heartbreaking loss.

He told the Daily Telegraph about it with the former forward set for a new coaching role. Read more here.

Leeds’ fantastic move

Leeds Rhinos have made a fantastic move that will be welcomed greatly by their fans. Read more here.

It was also announced yesterday that Leeds would make a surprise move. Read more here.

Thomas ‘told to die’

Former Super League and rugby union star Gareth Thomas has opened up on social media about being ‘told to die’.

His former partner is set to sue him for six figures after accusing him of horrific allegations. Read more here.

Connor’s reported wage

Jake Connor’s Hull FC wage has reportedly been revealed by a Hull legend on BBC Radio Humberside.

The same legend has also tore into Connor for his performance against Hull KR. Read more here.

Potential wildcard for Hull

A potential wildcard to take over as Hull FC head coach has been revealed. Will the Black and Whites go down this route? Let us know Hull fans. Read more here.

One Hull legend, however, believes a ‘done deal’ has already been agreed with one certain name. Read more here.

Young Player of the Year

The nominations for Super League’s Young Player of the Year have been revealed.

St Helens, Hull KR and Leeds Rhinos have all been represented. Read more here.

Ex-Bradford man’s horror cancer scare

A former Bradford Bulls man has opened up on his cancer scare.

The horrific news was revealed in an Instagram post by a charity he will be doing a massive walk for. Read more here.

Graham’s groundbreaking move

Former St Helens star James Graham has become the first rugby league player to make this groundbreaking move.

He told The Australian podcast about his desire to secure the future. Read more here.

Dates, times and teams for Channel 4

The dates, times and teams for Channel 4 coverage have been revealed.

Channel 4 will go up against Sky Sports this weekend for TV bragging rights in terms of viewers. Read more here.

Takairangi’s new club?

Hull KR star Brad Takairangi will leave the club at the end of the season.

Now, Serious About Rugby League has revealed keen interest in the man. Read more here.

Structure and mergers

Rugby league structures are set to be changed as the sport goes into the future, according to The Full Eighty Minutes podcast. Read more here.

Rugby league clubs could also be set for mergers according to a rugby league agent. Read more here.

Child on TV

Super League referee James Child will be making an appearance on a popular TV program.

Serious About Rugby League understands that the appearance will air later this month. Read more here.

Shock club makes offer for Bateman

A shock club has made an offer for Wigan Warriors star John Bateman, according to Fox Sports.

Bateman has played at the Bradford Bulls, Canberra Raiders and Wigan in his career so far. Read more here.

Hodgson’s stunning move

Former Hull FC boss Brett Hodgson has been linked with a stunning move.

Hodgson and the Black and Whites parted company on Monday with Hull looking for an immediate replacement. Read more here.

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