Rugby League News: French future, Wakefield new signing, Warrington and Leeds chase deal & five Hull recruits?

Rugby 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…

Five signing Castleford and Hull should make

Serious About Rugby League has written an article about which five potential signings Castleford Tigers could make. Read more here.

Serious About Rugby League has also done the same for Brett Hodgson at Hull FC and potential signings there. Read more here.

French future

At the weekend, Wigan Warriors star Bevan French was linked with a move to Hull FC. But Hull Live revealed the truth behind those rumours.

French is out of contract at the end of the season. Read more here.

Warrington and Leeds in battle for signing

Yorkshire Live has reported that Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos are in battle for a signing. Leeds apparently had been chasing him in 2021, with St Helens also thought to be interested last year. Read more here.

Meanwhile, one Warrington forward is set for the exit, according to the Yorkshire Live publication. One former Wire hooker has also died in his native Australia, Warrington Guardian has reported.

Trueman future

Hull FC legend Paul Cooke, in his Hull Daily Mail column, has talked about Castleford Tigers’ Jake Trueman.

Trueman has been linked with a move to Hull FC and Cooke addressed that issue. Read more here.

Bateman on exit

Wigan Warriors star John Bateman has opened up to Rugby League World about why he left Canberra Raiders and chose Wigan.

Bateman returned to Wigan at the end of 2020 following two seasons in Australia. Read more here.

Challenge Cup ticket prices and time

The details for the Challenge Cup Final have been revealed with ticket prices and the kick-off time given out.

The Final will see Huddersfield Giants take on Wigan Warriors at Tottenham. Read more here.

Hardaker’s long-term destination

Serious About Rugby League has revealed four potential long-term destinations for Zak Hardaker.

The fullback has recently made the move to Leeds Rhinos after leaving Wigan Warriors. Read more here.

Edwards’ son in Westminster

Wigan Warriors legend Shaun Edwards’ son made history over the weekend.

His son, James Small-Edwards, was elected to Westminster in a brilliant achievement. Read more here.

Eddie and Stevo on Smith

Eddie Hemmings and Mike ‘Stevo’ Stephenson have revealed on their podcast why they believe Tony Smith is leaving Hull KR.

Smith dropped the bombshell last month that he would not be at Craven Park in 2022. Read more on their shock comments here.

Smith future

Hull KR boss Tony Smith has made a surprise admission to Sky Sports on his future beyond Craven Park.

Smith has been at Hull KR for over three years, transforming them completely but he will not be there in 2023. Read more here.

Segeyaro’s shock move

Former Leeds Rhinos star James Segeyaro has made a surprise switch, Fox Sports has revealed.

The hooker has been plying his trade for Blacktown – Manly Sea Eagles’ feeder team – but that may change. Read more here.

Smith lays into players

Tony Smith has laid into his players following Hull KR’s loss to Huddersfield Giants, calling on them to step up. Read more here.

Smith called the performance ‘dreadful’ as he analysed one of his major risks. Read more here. Shaun Kenny-Dowall has also spoken to Hull Live about his future.

Wilkin’s ‘fake news’

St Helens legend Jon Wilkin was talking on the Out Of Your League podcast about what he slammed as ‘fake news’.

Wilkin was discussing his comments on Zak Hardaker and role model issues. Read more here.

Lomax and Woolf’s comments

St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf was disappointed with his side’s performance against Wigan Warriors and revealed how unhappy he was, addressing a number of issues. Read more here.

Woolf also gave an update on Jonny Lomax after the halfback had been scrutinised all week in the build-up to Saints’ clash with Wigan. Read more here.

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