Rugby League News: Gelling, Clark and Thompson future latest, ex-Cas forward in controversy, Leeds man addresses rumours & Wigan exit?

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.

O’Connor future

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the latest on Jarrod O’Connor’s future after he was linked with a move away from Leeds Rhinos.

Edwards on ban

Kenny Edwads has spoken to the Yorkshire Post about the ten-match ban he received whilst playing for the Huddersfield Giants in the 2021 season. He received it for putting a finger up an opponent’s bottom.

Leigh coaching departure

Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont last night confirmed that there would be another coaching shake-up following the appointment of Tony Clubb as assistant. Read more here.

Super League target future up in the air?

An NRL halfback could yet make a move to Super League after the governing body blocked his contract following a criminal investigation. The NRL released a statement yesterday afternoon. Read more here.

Beaumont on new signing

Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont has given his opinion on the club’s new signing on his social media account. Read more about his reaction and the signing here.

Lui comeback

Rob Lui has signed for a new club after initially being tempted to retire following his Leeds Rhinos exit. The WWOS has called an NRL reunion likely. Read more on the move here.

Edwards’ rare insight

Castleford Tigers’ new signing Kenny Edwards has taken over the social media page Sky Rugby for a day, documenting a day in the life of a rugby league player. The former Huddersfield Giants forward has signed a one-year loan deal at the Jungle. Read more here.

Evans’ first impression

New Hull FC signing Kane Evans has opened up about his move to the club and his first impressions of his teammates and the city. He also spoke about knowing some players already on the Hull website. Read more on his honest first impressions here.

Rovers home shirt

Featherstone Rovers have released their new home shirt with new signing Matty Wildie modelling the jersey alongside Craig Hall and Dane Chisholm, the website revealed. Read more here.

Gruesome injury

A Warrington Wolves hooker has shared a photo of a gruesome injury that he suffered whilst minding his own business – and it wasn’t even playing related! Read more here.

Ex-Wire man in interesting new role

The Warrington Guardian has revealed that ex-assistant coach Andrew Henderson is also involved with an interesting new role off the field.

Hall career move

Serious About Rugby League has revealed Ryan Hall’s latest career move away from the rugby league field. He truly is a man of many talents which includes saxophone and guitar playing as well as an accountancy degree.

Ex-Cas man in prison escape

A former Castleford Tigers player has escaped prison after breaking a man’s eye socket on a night out at a pub in Pontefract. The victim initially wanted to talk about rugby after recognising the ex-player, the Wakefield Express has reported. Read more on his actual sentence and the tragic events here.

Clubb to the Championship

Former Wigan Warriors forward Tony Clubb has made the move to the Championship to become an assistant coach. The website of the club he has joined praises Clubb’s background. Read more on the move and why he made it here.

New stadium name

Wakefield Trinity have undergone a stadium name change ahead of the 2022 Super League season. The club website revealed special offers for season ticket holders in accordance with the new sponsor. Read more on the name change here.

Warriors high-profile exit?

Wigan Warriors could be set to lose one of their high-profile stars. Reports Down Under suggest that, after suffering a tough 2021 season, he is putting other clubs on red alert, with WWOS calling him ‘class’. Read more on the potential exit here.

Two teams miss out on Challenge Cup

Tottenham Hotspur has been named as the stadium host for the Challenge Cup draw on Tuesday 14 December, but two teams will not be involved. The RFL released dates of the draws. Read more on those two teams that won’t take part here.

Reynolds update

Josh Reynolds has given an update on his current status as he spends an extended amount of time in Australia with his family. The halfback sustained a serious injury towards the back end of the 2021 season. Read more on the update and his comments here.

Woolf challenges Penrith

St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf has hit back at the Penrith Panthers after their World Club Challenge ultimatum left Saints no choice but to travel to Australia for the fixture. Woolf told the West Australian that isn’t feasible at present. Read more on his response here.

Thompson twist

Serious About Rugby League has revealed a new twist in the Luke Thompson saga, with Canterbury Bulldogs making a statement on their social media. The forward’s future has been called into question after calls to get rid of his large salary off the cap.

Myler’s future sorted

Richie Myler has signed a new three-year deal with the Leeds Rhinos, the club confirmed on its website.

Clark latest

Serious About Rugby League has reported on Warrington Wolves star Daryl Clark’s injury and future latest. Clark had hip surgery in the off-season and addressed rumours of a move away.

Wigan’s Man of Steel odds

Skybet continue to show their Man of Steel odds, with Bevan French priced at 16/1, but new signing Cade Cust is streets ahead on 8/1 as he attempts to rejuvenate Wigan in his first season at the club.

Ex-Cas and Bradford man finds new club

A former Castleford Tigers and Bradford Bulls player has found a new club after being left hanging without one at the end of the 2021 season. Read more here.

Gelling update

Serious About Rugby League has given an update on former Leigh Centurions, Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors outside back Anthony Gelling after he left the UK in the summer.

Ex-SL referee in legal case

Former Super League and NRL referee Tim Roby is currently in a legal case against his former officiating boss in the NRL, Bernard Sutton. The Sydney Morning Herald revealed Roby’s case was initially dismissed. Read more on the law case and why it’s been taken so far here.

Martin excited

Rhyse Martin has told the Leeds website just how excited he is for the Boxing Day friendly against Wakefield Trinity. The forward also gave an update on his pre-season so far.

Heroic performances

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the five most heroic performances in Super League history, including a testicle loss and teeth embedded in an arm!

Best kits

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the best ten kits in Super League history.

Cas duo’s future

The future of Castleford Tigers duo Jake Trueman and Danny Richardson have had question marks next to them in 2021, with the latter speaking on the Trot The Egg In podcast about his move to Castleford. Read more on the futures of Trueman and Richardson here.

Savelio future

The Hull Daily Mail has revealed that Black and Whites forward Andre Savelio didn’t even consider leaving FC, despite having offers from elsewhere.

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