Rugby League News: Gelling’s surprise return, Widdop hint, Dwyer set for shock move & ex-St Helens man’s dementia

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…

Dwyer shock move?

Last night, Sky Sports pundit Jenna Brooks said that Leeds Rhinos hooker Brad Dwyer could be set for a shock move to a Super League rival in 2023.

Dwyer has been at Leeds since 2018. Read more here.

Powell drops Widdop hint

Warrington Wolves head coach Daryl Powell dropped a big hint on Gareth Widdop last night following the club’s 12-10 defeat to St Helens.

Widdop was named at fullback and had a stellar game. Read more here.

Mata’utia future

St Helens are set to hand a contract extension to back-rower Sione Mata’utia after an impressive number of seasons at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

He went up against his brother, Peter, last night. That’s according to the Manchester Evening News.

SL star swindled

A Super League star has told BBC 5 Live about how he was swindled out of a quarter of a million pounds.

It was done by a former manager whom he felt he could trust. Read more here.

Charnley rejected

A Super League side has rejected a move for Josh Charnley who will be leaving Warrington Wolves at the end of the 2022 season.

A number of destinations have been touted but he will not be heading to one club. Read more here.

Ten-match ban

A star could be handed a TEN-MATCH ban following last weekend’s fixtures with bans for Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers men too.

The star will be heading to a tribunal on a Grade F charge. Read more here.

‘Strong rumour’

Eddie and Stevo, on the Eddie and Stevo podcast, revealed that there is a ‘very strong rumour’ linking a Super League coach with a move.

The duo started their own podcast after they left Sky Sports. Read more here.

Thompson future

A new club has emerged in the hunt for Canterbury Bulldogs man Luke Thompson, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Thompson last played Super League back in 2019 before leaving for the NRL midway through the year. Read more here.

Warrington’s major signing

Warrington Wolves have reportedly signed their second major target, according to the World Wide of Sports.

It follows news earlier in the week that Daryl Powell had made his first big signing for 2023. Read more here.

Gale p*ssed off?

Hull FC halfback Luke Gale should be p*ssed off according to former Black and Whites star Paul Cooke. Cooke, in his Hull Daily Mail column, believes that Gale should be striving to ensure he is not dropped again. Read more here.

The Yorkshire Post has also given the latest on Danny Houghton’s future.

Gelling’s shock return

Former Wigan, Warrington, Widnes and Leigh star Anthony Gelling has made a shock return to rugby league.

The rangy centre had taken time away from the game to focus on property but he is returning. Read more here.

Radford ‘worried’

Castleford Tigers head coach Lee Radford has revealed he was ‘worried’ about this major event at the start of the 2022 season.

Radford had previously coached Hull FC in Super League. Read more here.

Hardaker latest

Leeds Rhinos head coach Rohan Smith has given the latest on Zak Hardaker following his first game back in a Leeds shirt.

Hardaker, of course, suffered that seizure a fortnight ago. Read more here.

Smith on Broadbent

On the topic of Rohan Smith, the new Leeds Rhinos boss also addressed the future of Jack Broadbent.

Broadbent has, of course, been linked with a rival Super League side for 2023. Read more here.

Field latest

There has been an important update on Wigan Warriors’ Jai Field after he was left out of the side that lost to Huddersfield Giants last weekend.

It comes just a week before the Challenge Cup Final. Read more here.

SL players ‘in talks’

Super League players are reportedly in talks with the Dolphins head coach Wayne Bennett, according to Fox Sports.

The Dolphins are trying to recruit players for their inaugural season in the NRL from 2023. Read more here.

Dementia diagnosis

A former Hull FC and St Helens man has been diagnosed with dementia and has embarked on a huge walk to raise money for charity.

The diagnosis took everyone by surprise when announced. Read more here.

Star to sue former side

A star is set to sue his former side after being cast out into the dark following an incident, The Daily Telegraph has reported.

It also cost him a contract at another side. Read more here.

Another Wigan exit?

There could be an exit on the cards at Wigan Warriors – and it’s not Kai Pearce-Paul.

Instead, a rival head coach has talked about the possibility of signing a Cherry and White outside back. Read more here.

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