Rugby League News: Halfback faces lengthy ban, Leeds coaching appointment, Channel 4’s next host & Hardaker reacts to being dropped

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…

Leeds coaching appointment

Leeds Rhinos will be announcing their coaching appointment next week.

That’s what Leeds CEO Gary Hetherington said at a fans’ forum prior to Leeds’ clash with Huddersfield Giants last night.

Magoulias slams Charnley abuse

Warrington Wolves forward Billy Magoulias has slammed the online abuse targeting Josh Charnley.

Charnley was subject to death threats, with Magoulias telling The Sun: “Criticise all you want, it comes with the job, but things like that are just way, way too far.”

Channel 4’s next host

With main host Adam Hills on holiday, there will be a new Channel 4 host.

It will be a familiar face that will be the star of the show when Wigan Warriors take on Salford Red Devils on Sunday 24 April. Read more here.

Hardaker breaks silence

Zak Hardaker has broken his silence after being dropped by Wigan Warriors head coach Matty Peet.

Peet revealed the fullback had ‘dipped’ below standards and would be omitted for Wigan’s clash with St Helens. Read Hardaker’s message here.

Halfback faces lengthy ban

A halfback is facing a lengthy ban for questioning the integrity of an official after being charged with a Grade D offence.

That would mean a ban of over three games is likely. Read more here.

Likely rugby league structure

The likely rugby league structure has been discussed by a journalist and player agent on the Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

It would revolutionise the way rugby league is set up with there being genuine desire for change. Read more here.

Flanagan’s twist

There is a rumoured twist in the future of rumoured Leeds Rhinos target Shane Flanagan, according to Fox Sports. Leeds CEO Gary Hetherington has recently being on a fact-finding tour of Australia with Flanagan expected to be one of his targets. Read more here.

There is also the latest on Leeds’ chase of Kyle Flanagan with Triple M talking to his father about the potential move. Read more here.

Gale on Leeds exit, Hull fans

Hull FC captain Luke Gale has spoken to the Jacuzzi Performance podcast all about his exit from Leeds Rhinos. Gale left the West Yorkshire club at the end of 2021 and he didn’t shy away from any questions. Read more here.

Gale also spoke to the podcast about the Hull FC fans and what it’s been like since joining the club. Read more here.

Tomkins speaks

Catalans Dragons star Sam Tomkins wants this Super League side to desperately stay in the top flight, he told Sky Sports.

Tomkins is also one of four pundits set to take the microphone for Channel 4. Read more here.

Hull duo depart

Two Hull FC men have departed on short-term deals in a bid to gain game time following the busy Easter schedule.

Is this a good move for both of the stars? Read more here.

Parcell future

The Hull Daily Mail has reported that Matt Parcell could leave Hull KR at the end of the season to return home to the NRL.

That, in turn, according to the paper, got the Robins looking for a new hooker.

SL clubs on red alert for unwanted man?

Could Super League clubs be tempted by bidding for an unwanted NRL star? That could be the last chance for the man according to the Daily Telegraph.

The unwanted star has failed to settle at his new club. Read more here.

Another NRL man to SL?

Another NRL man could be heading to Super League according to the Manchester Evening News.

That would be Brisbane Broncos prop Rhys Kennedy, who stands at 6 ft 6 with a number of top flight sides desperate to add to their pack.

Hastings’ message

Ex-Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils star Jackson Hastings has sent out a message following Wests Tigers’ dismal start to the season, SEN 1170 has reported.

Hastings left Wigan at the end of 2021 but he sent out a big statement. Read more here.

Pryce’s problem

St Helens hero Leon Pryce has revealed what he feels is the biggest problem facing rugby league and Super League in general at the minute.

It follows comments made by a number of people that the NRL is streets ahead of Super League. Read more here.

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D Thomas
D Thomas
2 months ago

If questioning the integrity of an official is a banable offence, that proves that the officials are corrupt There would be no need for that rule if the corruption wasn’t there.