Rugby League News: Jy Hitchcox explains ‘difficult’ Cas exit, Phoenix Laulu-Togaga’e explains decision to reject rugby union, Dom Manfredi reveals past interest from other clubs & Dane Chisholm given eight-game ban

Rugby League News – keeping you up to date with the latest news from the world of rugby league.

Here are some of the headline-grabbing stories from the last 24 hours.

Ex-Cas half’s new direction

A former Castleford Tigers halfback has started a new career in a groundbreaking direction to help a number of former rugby league players. Read more here.

Wood’s new role

Former Warrington Wolves forward Paul Wood has taken on a new coaching role. Wood made 339 appearances for Warrington after making his debut back in 1999 and went on to win two Challenge Cups with the Wolves in 2010 and 2012. Read more here.

Locke begged

Former Super League target Kevin Locke has been begged by his former club’s supporters to return. He spent 2014 and 2015 in Super League. Read more here.

Hitchcox reveals

Serious About Rugby League has revealed all about Jy Hitchcox’s ‘difficult’ Castleford exit. The winger spent two-and-a-half seasons at the Jungle.

Leigh new kit and signing

Leigh Centurions have launched their new kit after announcing a new signing. The club revealed their new strip at a supporters’ night last night. Read more on the signing and see the new kit here.

Best derbies

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the best ten derbies in British rugby league history.

Top attendances

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the top ten attendances in Super League history.

Marshall’s major development

Benji Marshall has been involved in a new major development following his retirement in rugby league. He is also an ambassador for the Wests Tigers. Read more on his major development here.

Giants’ new signing

Huddersfield Giants’ new signing has revealed just why he left the NRL to join Super League on the club’s website. The Giants have been building steadily under Ian Watson after a disappointing 2021 season. Read more on his reasoning here.

Leeds’ new signing

Leeds Rhinos’ new signing David Fusitu’a has revealed why he joined the club in Super League on Rhinos TV. The Tongan international has joined on a two-year deal. Read more on his reasoning here.

Evans’ ban

New Hull FC signing Kane Evans has told the club’s website all about his ban which will see him ruled out for the first month of Super League. Read more on the ban here.

Manfredi interest

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that Dom Manfredi had interest from a number of Super League clubs during his time at Wigan. The winger retired during 2021 due to injury.

Chisholm breaks silence

Featherstone Rovers’ Dane Chisholm has broken his silence after being given an eight-match ban. Read more on his response here.

Ex-Leeds and Wakefield man role

An ex-Leeds and Wakefield playmaker has been handed the reins of an assistant coaching role. The former hooker had to retire due to severe concussion. Read more here.

Former Castleford’s concussion revelation

A former Castleford Tigers winger has told the Spirit of Sport about his severe injury following his retirement. He has had to take medication ever since. Read more here.

RFL slammed

The RFL has been slammed by Featherstone Rovers chief executive Martin Vickers in the wake of Dane Chisholm’s eight-match ban handed out, after he gave an interview with the Daily Star. Read more on his comments here.

Eight-match ban

Featherstone Rovers’ halfback Dane Chisholm has been handed an eight-match ban for an alleged ‘serious derogatory slur’ according to the Daily Star. Read more on the alleged ‘slur’ here.

Sacked NRL star speaks out ahead of move

Sacked NRL star has spoken out about his opportunity in the UK after rejecting a number of Super League and Championship clubs to take up this offer. Read more here.

Major Leigh coup

Leigh Centurions have announced a major NRL coup, which was first broken on the Centurions’ website. He follows a number of high-profile stars to join the club. Read more about the signing here.

Rugby union rejected

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that a new Super League signing has turned down rugby union to join the 13-man code.

Ex-Fev man given NRL chance

According to Fox Sports, an NRL club has given a former Featherstone Rovers playmaker a shot of making it big Down Under. Read more about the move here.

Burrow’s father message

Rob Burrow’s father, Geoff, has sent out a defiant message following Rob’s own message on Twitter. It followed Rob’s determination to defy doctors’ odds. Read more here.

Coote backs Welsby

Lachlan Coote has backed his number one successor at St Helens Jack Welsby, to succeed, according to the Daily Mirror. Coote recently moved to Hull KR on a two-year deal.

Manfredi’s shock new career

Serious About Rugby League has revealed Dom Manfredi’s shock new career choice. He was forced to retire in 2021 after a number of multiple injuries.

Burgess targeted

Sam Burgess has been targeted for a coaching post after being hailed by his former club on Instagram. The former South Sydney and Bradford prop was forced to retire due to a shoulder injury. Read more about the post here.

Catalans’ halfback partnership

Catalans Dragons have announced a new halfback partnership in their squad numbers. The Dragons are building heavily for another tilt at the Grand Final in 2022. Read more here.

Hull FC partners

Hull FC have announced their new partners in what will be a fruitful relationship between the two in terms of loaning players and pre-season friendlies. Read more about the partnership here.

Lui speaks out

Rob Lui has spoken out about his new move to The Roar after confirming his shock switch after previously contemplating retirement. Read more on the move here.

Exit and retention updates for Leeds

Leeds Live has revealed that the Leeds Rhinos’ latest contract handouts gives an incentive into the club’s future recruitment with a number of stars coming off-contract, including the likes of Brad Dwyer and Rhyse Martin. But, of course, they cannot keep them all happy.

Bevan French latest

The Manchester Evening News has revealed the latest on Bevan French’s future after he has been linked with a move elsewhere.

Trueman in training

Serious About Rugby League has revealed an article that has posted about Jake Trueman returning to training following a back issue.

Hull FC squad numbers

Hull FC have revealed their squad numbers on their website, with Jake Connor again taking the number 1 jersey, with Luke Gale at number 7.

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