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.
Serious About Rugby League has revealed how Super League would look if there was a 12-team licensing structure.
Former St Helens forward Luke Thompson has sent a message to current Saints prop Alex Walmsley, with some thinking it had a hint of homesickness. Read more on the message here.
Bulls in trio signing
Bradford Bulls have signed three starlets from Leeds Rhinos following the news of a partnership between the two clubs. The news broke on the Bradford website. Read more on the signings here.
Bailey in throwback
Former Leeds Rhinos prop Ryan Bailey has delivered a throwback on his social media, opening up about derby clashes of the past and their conclusions. Read more here.
Richardson and Trueman links
Danny Richardson has spoken on the Trot The Egg In podcast about his and Jake Trueman’s futures having been linked with moves away from the club. The former Saints man has rejected all claims on behalf of both.
Thompson career choice
Former St Helens forward Joel Thompson has decided to take up a whole new career after retiring from rugby league at the end of the 2021 season. Read more on his new career choice here.
Josh Charnley has revealed what his former club Wigan did for the current Warrington winger on his wedding day. It also involved Warriors hooker Sam Powell. Read more here.
A former Bradford, Salford, Castleford and Warrington forward is in a film that will be released in cinemas today! It also involves legendary actor Stephen Graham. Read more here.
Surprise SL sides
Serious About Rugby League has revealed three Super League sides who they feel will take the competition by surprise in 2022.
Inglis new side
Greg Inglis has found a new rugby league side after leaving Warrington at the end of the 2021 Super League season. He played just three games before retiring and taking a voluntary role at the club. Read more on his new side here.
Salford Red Devils have swooped for an NRL international centre in what can only be described as a major coup. The new signing was announced on the Salford website and joins the likes of Marc Sneyd and Brodie Croft at the AJ Bell Stadium for 2022. Read who the new signing is here.
Burgess’ new role
Sam Burgess has been pictured training with his new club for the first time after having his police case dismissed in November. Read more on his new club here.
Sacked star speaks out
Sacked NRL star John Asiata, who lost his job with the Canterbury Bulldogs for failing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, has spoken out for the first time since the termination on his social media. Read more on what he had to say here.
Korbin Sims has given an update on his future as he relaxes in Australia by the beach. He had a mixed first season in Super League with Hull KR, with injuries taking their toll. Read more on his future here.
A former Castleford Tigers and Leigh Centurions forward has taken an impressive new career route. He has recently graduated and is now studying for a Masters, after revealing on Twitter he had held a business talk at his university. Read more here.
It’s been revealed that former Wigan star Jackson Hastings had influence over one of the Championship’s newest and most impressive signings. Hastings is now a Wests Tigers player after spending three-and-a-half years in Super League. Read more on his influence here.
Luke Thompson is in danger of being shifted out of his current club, the Canterbury Bulldogs, according to the Daily Telegraph. He joined Canterbury from St Helens midway through the 2020 season. Read more here.
It’s been revealed by the Daily Telegraph just what Leeds Rhinos, Hull KR and Catalans Dragons offered new Super League signing Dylan Napa, with the amount a hefty wage. Read more here.
Sky Sports has revealed the latest on Chris Sandow’s rumoured return to rugby league. He was at Warrington for almost two seasons before leaving in 2018. Read more here.
Lam slams rumours
Leigh Centurions head coach Adrian Lam has slammed rumours of an impending signing heading through the door at the Leigh Sports Village. The club has already added the likes of Tom Amone and Joe Wardle. Read more on Lam’s comments here.
Fastest man in NRL
An Englishman is set to become the fastest man in the NRL, according to Fox Sports. The record in 2021 was over 38 km/h, but the Brit is expected to top that in 2022. Read more here.
Catalans number four
Catalans Dragons are expected to name their fourth staggering major signing, if the Daily Telegraph is correct. The French club have already signed Tyrone May, Dylan Napa and Mitchell Pearce. Read more on the fourth signing here.
Ben Barba has been arrested for an alleged assault and has been kept in jail for two nights, the Daily Mail has reported. The Dally M Medal and Man of Steel winner had been rumoured to be heading for a new professional rugby league deal. Read more on the incident here.
Wire chief slams performances
Warrington Wolves CEO Karl Fitzpatrick has slammed the club’s performances in 2021 whilst talking to the Through The Wire podcast. The club finished third, but exited the play-offs at the first time of asking. Read more here.
Wire man ‘unprofessional’
Serious About Rugby League has revealed that a Warrington Wolves was not ‘being professional’ when he first joined the club.
SL target and ex-SL half in shock moves
A Super League target and an ex-Super League halfback have been linked with shock moves to a side that was once home to a very controversial figure! The Gold Coast Bulletin revealed more on that figure’s move away, but you can read more on the duo’s linked moves here.
Leeds Live has revealed that a number of stars are out of contract at the Leeds Rhinos at the end of the 2022 Super League and what their priorities should be.
Tetevano reveals all
Zane Tetevano has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he was unhappy with his first year as a Leeds Rhinos player and cannot wait to get out on the field to show what he can really do.
FC signing sessions
Hull FC have started an initiative whereby fans get to meet players in what’s been called signing sessions – advertised on their website. The likes of Joe Cator and new signing Kane Evans will be at the club shop this weekend for all young fans to get involved.
An Australian journalist has revealed the future of Gareth Widdop after the halfback returned to Australia to be with his family following the end of the 2021 Super League season. The journalist has been famed for The Mole role taken Down Under. Read more on Widdop’s future here.
The Hull Daily Mail has revealed that Josh Bowden will be staying at Hull FC after previously being offered to rival Super League clubs.