Rugby League News: French ‘wants’ shock deal, Will Smith and Will Pryce incident, Kirmond’s brother tragically killed & internal Warrington issues?

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…

Brown’s Warrington claims

Warrington Wolves haven’t been pulling up trees in 2022 with a number of high profile departures as well as signings.

But, for Sky Sports pundit Kevin Brown, he has claimed that ‘something is going on’ behind the scenes at the Halliwell Jones. Read more here.

Kirmond’s brother killed

The brother of former Wakefield, Huddersfield and Featherstone forward Danny Kirmond has been tragically killed.

Kirmond’s brother, Jack, was assaulted outside a rugby club in the early hours of Monday morning. Read more here.

Orr’s new destination?

Eddie and Stevo are well known for their outlandish opinions, so with Salford Red Devils assistant Danny Orr leaving the club, they revealed their own thoughts on where he may end up.

The duo, on their Eddie and Stevo podcast, believe he will end up at a shock new destination. Read more here.

Angry fan BREAKS IN

An angry fan broke in to a commentary box at the weekend before hurling a spate of abuse at those inside, West Yorkshire Radio Rugby League revealed live on air.

The commentator himself recently laughed about the incident, but described its scariness at the time. Read more here.

Burgess’ surprising deal

Former Wigan Warriors star George Burgess is currently in rehab following an admission of an addiction.

However, the Sydney Morning Herald has revealed a surprising deal for Burgess. Read more here.

Hull FC exit

There has been another exit at Hull FC after an injury crisis prompted an out-of-contract player to return.

It remains to be seen where this player’s future lies beyond 2022. Read more here.

Wakefield redevelopment

Wakefield Trinity are now well on their way in redeveloping Belle Vue after closing the East Stand and demolishing it, Yorkshire Live has reported.

Trinity chairman John Minards said: ““From building the frame, to filling it in, and completing all the facilities at the back of the stand and underneath it will take just under a year from now.”

Norman rejects UK club

Toulouse Olympique halfback star Corey Norman almost joined a UK club.

That’s according to Serious About Rugby League who was able to speak with the owner of that said club. Read more here.

Hoy wants future move

New Hull FC signing Tex Hoy has spoken to the Canberra Times about a future move.

Hoy will be moving to Hull FC for 2023, but has already revealed his future desire. Read more here.

Fev star’s horrendous injury

Rugby league players are known for being as tough as teak, but a Featherstone Rovers star took this to the extreme at the weekend.

Having to go to Pinderfields, the Rover showed a horrendous facial injury sustained in a win over Widnes Vikings. Read more here.

Bans and reasons why

Yesterday, the Disciplinary Match Review Panel revealed its latest charges for players to be banned after the weekend’s Super League action. Read more here.

Footage has since been revealed of Aidan Sezer’s hefty ban for Leeds Rhinos. Watch it here. Likewise, leaked footage of an incident between Hull FC’s Will Smith and Huddersfield Giants’ Will Pryce has also been revealed. Watch that here.

Watts and Welsby

Castleford Tigers’ Liam Watts faces his FIFTH suspension of 2022 so far and you can find out why. Read more here.

Despite being cited, however, St Helens’ Jack Welsby has escaped a ban. Find out why here.

Channel 4 viewing figures

Channel 4 exclusively revealed its viewing figures for St Helens’ clash with Castleford Tigers on Sunday.

The game had to compete with the summer holidays, the Commonwealth games and other events. Read more here.

Pearce-Paul’s early move?

Wigan Warriors’ Kai Pearce-Paul is set for move away from the DW Stadium.

However, reports have emerged that the rangy back-rower could be set for an earlier move than first anticipated in a shock development. Read more here.

French wants shock deal

The future of Wigan Warriors star Bevan French has dominated the news in 2022 with the livewire expected for a major deal.

However, it has also been revealed, according to one particular journalist of the Newcastle Herald, that he wants this shock deal. Read more here.

Walker’s club

The agent of current Hull FC loanee Jack Walker has spoken out about his future at Leeds Rhinos and elsewhere.

Craig Harrison, Walker’s agent, spoke on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast about a potentially surprising transfer. Read more here.

Attendance and injuries

The Super League attendances from the round just gone have been revealed – with some poor numbers and some excellent ones. Read more here.

A number of sides also received big injury problems before, during and after the weekend of games. Read more here.

Tomkins problem

Catalans Dragons star Sam Tomkins has a problem which meant he could not play against Wakefield Trinity on Sunday.

The England fullback has had a stellar year so far in 2022. Read more here.

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