Rugby League News: Gelling twist, Gale questions referee, Hull FC and Hull KR deal & Warrington sign duo

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…

Possible NRL return?

A Super League star has left ‘the door open’ for a potential NRL return after speaking on the SEN 1170 Breakfast show.

He signed a three-year deal at his new club and is firmly focused on that deal at present. Read more on the star’s comments here.

Chase’s best player as Brown gives shock choice

Former Castleford Tigers player Rangi Chase has told Serious About Rugby League who the best player in Super League is.

It follows Kevin Brown’s comments on The Sportsman where he gave a shock choice as his best player, too. Read more on Brown’s surprising choice here. Brown also gave his comments on Hull FC and Jake Connor here.

Hampshire to Cas

Ex-Wakefield Trinity halfback/fullback Ryan Hampshire has found a new club at the Castleford Tigers. Lee Radford has spoken about why he has signed him, what position he will play and the length of the deal. Read more here.

Radford also spoke to Yorkshire Live about his lengthy injury list at the Tigers with the likes of Niall Evalds and Sosaia Feki given major updates. Read more here.

Cooke slams Hull

Former Hull FC legend Paul Cooke has slammed Hull FC’s inconsistency in an interview with the Hull Daily Mail.

He said: “I’m fed up with hearing players say they know the team has to be more consistent. Stop talking the talk and saying you need consistency and start showing it and start showing how good you are.”

Sinfield’s transformation

The i paper has revealed that Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield has led a major transformation at his new club as well as doing incredible tasks off the field, too.

Sinfield has also returned to rugby league in a new role after last being involved in the sport back in August 2021. Read more here.

Hull FC and Hull KR snubbed but make deal

Hull FC and Hull KR have been snubbed for a broadcasting TV spot ahead of the Challenge Cup fixtures. Read more here.

The two have also gone into a huge deal for the good of the city, putting their differences aside to work together. Read more here. As Hull KR gear up for their fixture against Salford Red Devils tomorrow night, they have been hit with some big blows according to head coach Tony Smith. Read more here.

Gelling latest

There has been another update on the future of former Leigh Centurions and Warrington Wolves centre Anthony Gelling.

He had previously been linked with a move back to the UK after leaving Super League back in 2021. Read more here.

Tomkins rejected offer

Sam Tomkins has told the Trot The Egg In podcast that he rejected a huge transfer offer from a Super League club.

Tomkins has been with the Catalans Dragons for the past few seasons and won the Man of Steel in 2021. Read more about the transfer offer here.

Elite One stars to SL?

Yorkshire Live has written an article about five players in Elite League One that could well fit in Super League.

The likes of Eddy Pettybourne, Sam Moa and James Maloney were mentioned as well as ex-Leigh man Nathan Peats.

Saints injuries

St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf has given important updates on Alex Walmsley and Sione Mata’utia on Saints TV.

Woolf also gave an update on Jack Welsby as Saints get hit by injury problems ahead of their fixture at Toulouse Olympique this weekend. Read more here.

Kelly’s major news

Fox Sports has revealed some major news on Albert Kelly before this weekend’s NRL fixtures.

The former Hull FC star has hit the ground running since leaving Super League at the end of 2020. Read more about his news here.

Big Leeds news

Leeds Rhinos head coach Richard Agar named his 21-man squad yesterday for those weekend’s clash with Salford Red Devils.

There was big news amongst the squad with a number of stars returning to the fold though there was still one key absentee. Read more here.

Gale speaks to Hicks

Hull FC star Luke Gale has spoken to Robert Hicks about the increasing punishments within the sport of rugby league.

Gale told the Daily Mirror: “I spoke with Robert Hicks (referee and RFL’s director of operations and legal) recently to say I think we have to be careful where we’re going as a game. How many matches now are being affected by yellow or red cards?”

Wire sign up duo

Warrington Wolves have signed up a young duo to contracts after they impressed enough to be given professional deals.

The Wolves, meanwhile, host Wakefield Trinity on Saturday afternoon after losing their last two games. Read more on the two deals here.

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