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Rugby League News: Eastmond’s shock switch, massive offers for English pair, SL groundshare reveal, Wire and Salford miss out on signing & Sonny Bill and Leeds?

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.

SL target’s exit

A Super League target’s exit is said to be gathering pace after helping his father out in an international game at the weekend. He has found himself on his club’s periphery since moving ahead of the 2021 season. Read more here.

Pryce talks son’s future

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that Leon Pryce has talked about his son Will’s future amidst rumours of NRL clubs are in for him. The halfback enjoyed a stellar breakthrough season in 2021 for Huddersfield Giants.

Martin’s future

Rhyse Martin has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he wants to stay at Leeds past his current contract which runs out at the end of the 2022 season.

Lancashire Origin

Serious About Rugby League has revealed their Lancashire Origin side with the likes of Jonny Lomax, Stefan Ratchford and Liam Farrell included.

Warrington and Salford fullback interest

Both Warrington Wolves and Salford Red Devils were interested in a fullback that went to the Castleford Tigers instead of their clubs. Read more on the offers here.

Tomkins future

Sam Tomkins has told League Express how he wants to stay at the Catalans Dragons past the 2022 Super League season. He also plans to retire in the south of France.

Sene-Lefao on Cas/Fev difference

Jesse Sene-Lefao has revealed, on the Talk Your Walk podcast, the major difference between Castleford and Featherstone after the Samoan international made the short move from the Jungle to the Millennium Stadium in the off-season. Read more here.

Best paid players in RL

Fox Sports has revealed who the best paid players in rugby league are, with some eyewatering statistics. Read more about which players from which clubs earn this title here.

Barba sentenced

Ben Barba has been sentenced after the horror details of his alleged assault have come to the fore, according to 7 News. The former St Helens star had been linked with a move back into rugby league, but that now seems to be over. Read more here.

Cuthbertson reveals all

Adam Cuthbertson has told Serious About Rugby League about his Leeds Rhinos exit and his rejection of numerous offers from Super League clubs.

Hastings’ new role

Jackson Hastings will be alongside a new halfback partner in 2022, with Jackson Hastings expected to take up a new role at his new club, Wests Tigers according to Fox Sports. Read more here.

Thompson’s lucrative deal

Luke Thompson’s lucrative deal has been revealed by Fox Sports, with another big earner set to join the Canterbury Bulldogs. The former St Helens forward’s deal can be read here.

Moors’ struggle at Cas

Junior Moors, on the Talk Your Walk podcast, revealed just why he sometimes struggled at the Castleford Tigers. Moors left the Tigers at the end of 2020. Read more about his struggles here.

Agar’s plan for Gale

Richard Agar has revealed his previous plan for Luke Gale before the halfback made the move to Hull FC. Agar also gave an update on any potential new signings. Read more here.

Eastmond’s shock switch

Kyle Eastmond has revealed his new career move in his first interview since retiring from both codes. He spoke with the Daily Mail regarding his move. Read more here.

Staggering money offered

It has been revealed by Fox Sports that a staggering amount of money has been offered to an England international centre for his services. Read more about the deal here.

Jones-Bishop’s career

Ben Jones-Bishop has told The Star that he has no desire to finish his career as he takes a surprise move to a new club. The Jamaican international has had spells at Wakefield Trinity and Leeds Rhinos. Read more on his shock move here.

SL clubs rejected

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that multiple Super League clubs were rejected by a Toulouse Olympique just weeks before his side earned promotion to Super League.

Williams is a Rhino?

Sonny Bill Williams has been spotted with a Leeds Rhinos shirt after making a surprise return to the UK. The former New Zealand international played for the Toronto Wolfpack in Super League back in 2020. Read more here.

Millington reveals club

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that former Castleford Tigers forward Grant Millington almost joined this club before heading back to Australia.

Reynolds and Graham reunite

Josh Reynolds and James Graham have reunited with a bunch of old Canterbury Bulldogs players after the latter proved willing to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of dollars to help the former. Read more here.

Ex-Rover turned down SL club

A former Featherstone Rovers forward rejected a move to this Super League club in favour of a move to the NRL. He most recently signed a new deal Down Under. Read more here.

Prior revelation

Richard Agar has revealed just why Matt Prior has been kept out of his Leeds Rhinos side for their Boxing Day clash against Wakefield Trinity. Read more here.

SL groundshare admission

There could be well be a Super League groundshare on the cards, according to L’Independant after a series of talks, though the Super League owner will not budge. Read more on the proposal here.

Leigh punished

Leigh Centurions have been handed a hefty five-figure fine by the RFL following ‘supporter misbehaviour’. It is the second in a week handed out following Featherstone Rovers’ earlier indiscretion. Read more here.

Sene-Lefao almost signed

Jesse Sene-Lefao has told Serious About Rugby League that he almost signed for this Super League club before departing the Castleford Tigers for Featherstone Rovers after five seasons.

Wigan duo

Wigan Warriors head coach Matty Peet has told the By The Balls podcast all about the futures of Zak Hardaker and Bevan French, with both consistently being linked with moves away. Read more here.

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