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Rugby League News: Drugs scandal plagues major club, ex-SL man jailed for assault, SL referee in racism admission, Wakefield’s strong statement & Takairangi latest

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.

Burgess’ staggering deal

Tom Burgess’ staggering deal has been revealed by zerotackle. The Dewsbury-born prop hasn’t played in Super League since 2012. Read more on his deal here.

Broadbent wants to stay

Jack Broadbent has told Rhinos TV that he doesn’t want to a move away from Leeds Rhinos after the club went on dual-registration with a Championship side. Read more here.

Stadium update

A Yorkshire club has given a key stadium update as they prepare to end any speculation about their future. This came in a statement from the chairman. Read more here.

Vaccination problems

Vaccination problems are set to arise in Super League after the French government made it against the law for anyone without jabs to take part in sport. Read more on the consequences here.

Takairangi update

The Hull Daily Mail has given a major update on Brad Takairangi after the Hull KR star was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving last week. The former NRL star wanted to stay at the club past 2022.

Morley’s past profile

The Warrington Guardian has given a past profile on rugby league legend Adrian Morley. The hard-hitting forward became a cult hero at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in his time at the club.

Hefty COVID punishments

It has been revealed that hefty punishments will come into force next year for Super League sides that forfeit games in the 2022 Super League season after last year’s 21 game-postponement. Read more on the punishment here.

Walmsley’s testimonial

Tickets are still available for Alex Walmsley’s testimonial game against Leigh Centurions, with the St Helens Star reporting on raffle tickets available as well as other incentives.

SL referee in racism admission

Liam Rush may have only just been promoted to the RFL’s full-time match officials, but he has already had an eventful life, surviving a bad car collision in 2021 after the car flipped on its roof. But, he has also had to experience racism as a referee The Sun has reported.

Peet on Wigan recruitment

Wigan Warriors head coach Matty Peet has told the Manchester Evening News about how his new signings have fitted in superbly to their new surroundings.

Eight in for prop

Over eight NRL and Super League teams are said to be in for an international forward, according to Fox Sports. He is being chased by the likes of Parramatta Eels and two UK teams. Read more here.

RL stars given RU treatment

It seems there are a number of former rugby league stars who were not exactly thought highly of in the other code when they switched from 13-a-side to 15-a-side. Among the list of the so-called ‘Biggest Flops to Have Played for England’ given by Ruck, is Joel Tomkins, Sam Burgess and even Lesley Vainikolo – the latter whose name they couldn’t even spell right.

Wakefield on COVID

Wakefield Trinity have become the first Super League club to outline their status on the vaccination issue, according to Yorkshire Live.

SL predictions

Serious About Rugby League has revealed where they think every Super League club will finish in terms of the table.

Ex-SL man jailed

The Runcorn and Widnes World has revealed that a former Super League star has been jailed for assault. He played for three professional clubs. Read more here.

Leigh signing on move

A Leigh Centurions new signing has revealed just why he has made the move to the Lancashire club in an interview with Leigh TV. Read more here.

SL clubs on alert

Super League clubs have been placed on red alert following the decision by one NRL club to force one of its stars to train alone, according to the Daily Telegraph. He hasn’t been paid either. Read more here.

Lynes reveals struggle

Former rugby league youngster Connor Lynes has revealed on his social media profile about the struggle he has been involved in since the day he was born. Two strokes later and he has returned to RL. Read more here.

Burgess’ $38 million deal

Sam Burgess’ $38 million has been given the go ahead, according to the Daily Telegraph, as his link with a sensational coaching job continues to mount. Read more here.

Reynolds’ initiative

Josh Reynolds has revealed his own initiative after returning to the UK following an extended break in Australia. The halfback suffered a serious injury in 2021 and has been doing rehab. Read more on his new move here.

Williams’ future

Sonny Bill Williams has dropped the latest hint on his future yet. He most recently returned to the UK for the first time since his ill-fated spell with the Toronto Wolfpack in 2020. Read more on his next move here.

Rankin on Radford and Powell

Serious About Rugby League has revealed what former Castleford and Hull FC star Jordan Rankin had to say about previous bosses Lee Radford and Daryl Powell.

Wiganer on exit

Serious About Rugby League has revealed why one former star moved to his new club at the end of the 2021 Super League season.

Anderson’s role

Paul Anderson’s new role has been confirmed after exiting Warrington Wolves. The former Huddersfield Giants head coach will still be boss of the England Knights. Read more here.

Ex-NRL star looking for SL move

A former NRL star who was kicked out of the league for a betting scandal is on the hunt for a move to Super League, according to Fox Sports. Read more here.

Drugs scandal revelation

A former rugby league star has made a shock revelation about his former club’s drugs scandal live on television, according to the Daily Mail. Read more here.

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