Rugby League News: Four in for Leeds’ Hardaker, Channel 4 battle with Sky, Wigan make shock signing & six big names to leave Leigh

ugby 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

Fox Sports has revealed that Melbourne Storm halfback Cameron Munster faces the biggest decision of his life following a huge offer from the club to warn off the Dolphins.

If that story fails, then Dolphins boss Wayne Bennett wants Latrell Mitchell, but the Souths star doesn’t want to be ‘second choice.’ In other Souths news, Jai Arrow is fuming with the council after his dog was put down for attacking another.

Penrith star Jarome Luai is back in the mix a lot earlier than expected after being named in the side for this weekend’s fixture as the Panthers look to exert their authority over the rest of the NRL.

Brisbane Broncos have also been buoyed by the news that star Kurt Capewell has overcome an ankle injury and will most likely play this weekend.

Lovodua’s SL club

Hull FC star Joe Lovodua has locked in a Super League club for the 2023 season.

The Fijian international has played a key role for the Black and Whites in 2022 so far. Read more here.

Manly big hitter to SL?

Could Manly Sea Eagles big hitter Marty Taupau be heading for Super League?

That is certainly an option as Fox Sports reveals his exit from the Australian NRL club. Read more here.

Richardson wants Cas signing

Castleford Tigers halfback Danny Richardson has called on former star to return to the Jungle.

Richardson himself has just penned a new deal at the club. Read more here.

Wakefield man punished for Hull incident

Wakefield Trinity hooker Liam Hood has been punished hard for the incident in the Hull FC game.

The Operations Tribunal also revealed the outcome of Kelepi Tanginoa’s appeal from last week. Read more here.

Dwyer’s move confirmed

Leeds Rhinos hooker Brad Dwyer’s Super League move has been confirmed for 2023.

He will be leaving the Leeds Rhinos and Headingley after a number of successful years at the club. Read more on his new club here.

RL fans asked major questions

Rugby league fans have been asked major questions in a survey given out by IMG on the future of the game.

It asks questions on future Super League structure, Challenge Cup Final venues, promotion and relegation and French clubs in Super League. Read more here.

Wigan’s shock signing

Wigan Warriors have made a shock signing of a Super League rival for 2023.

The Wigan club have been in the market for new blood ahead of the 2023 season and have seemingly got their man. Read more here.

Channel 4 battle with Sky

Channel 4 is set for a bizarre battle with Sky Sports ahead of Super League play-off coverage.

Channel 4 has been a breath of fresh air since being broadcast at the start of the year. Read more on the battle here.

Roby and LMS future

St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf has dropped a big hint on the future of James Roby and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook at Saints.

Woolf has also given a major update on Will Hopoate. Read more here.

Pryce’s absence revealed

Will Pryce will not play for Huddersfield Giants against Leeds Rhinos in their Super League fixture tonight.

Head coach Ian Watson has revealed why that is, despite the playmaker being back from suspension. Read more here.

Fev set for ‘surprise’ deals

Featherstone Rovers are set for ‘surprise’ deals according to chief executive of the West Yorkshire club, Martin Vickers.

Rovers are currently sitting second behind Leigh Centurions in the race for Super League. Read more here.

Briscoe’s shock transfer

Leeds Rhinos stalwart Tom Briscoe has opened up on his move out of Headingley as a shock transfer looms.

The winger spoke to Rhinos TV about leaving Leeds after so long. Briscoe has been linked with a surprising move. Read more here.

Double Fifita exit

Wakefield Trinity’s David Fifita will leave the West Yorkshire club at the end of the season, the ‘Big Bopper’ confirmed in a shock statement. Read more here.

His brother, Andrew, who plays for the Cronulla Sharks in the NRL, will also be leaving his current club sparking rumours of a possible reunion, but where? Read more here.

Leeming’s ominous message

Leeds Rhinos head coach Rohan Smith has sent out an ominous message on Kruise Leeming to Super League rivals.

The Eswatini-born hooker is set for a shock return. Read more here.

Hull man ruled out for season

When it rains it pours for Hull FC and that’s exactly what has happened on the injury front this week.

Another Hull man has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a quad issue in the loss to Wakefield Trinity. Read more here.

Four clubs interested in Hardaker

When Zak Hardaker left Wigan Warriors earlier this year, it was no secret that a number of clubs were after him.

Now, the man himself revealed to Serious About Rugby League that number was four with one of them named. Read more here.

Leigh six exit

Leigh Centurions head of rugby Chris Chester has revealed that six of his side will be leaving at the end of 2022.

That is due to quota spots in Super League. Read more here.

England Knights squad named

The England Knights squad has been named by head coach Paul Anderson with a number of surprise inclusions.

Warrington Wolves, Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos are all heavily represented. Read more here.

Dufty’s staggering deal

The staggering deal which Warrington Wolves were able to lure Matt Dufty from at the Canterbury Bulldogs has been revealed.

The Daily Telegraph revealed Dufty’s wage at Canterbury with the livewire starting like a house on fire in the UK. Read more here.

Hull FC excitement over signing

Hull FC fans should be so excited over one of their new signings as Brett Hodgson puts his stamp on his squad.

The likes of Tex Hoy and Jake Trueman have already joined as Hodgson attempts to rejuvenate the side. Read more here.

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