Rugby League News: Halfback rejects Warrington, Wigan’s French steps away from deal, Super League clubs want four Toulouse stars & ex-Leeds man Bailey rages against ‘scandal’

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…

NRL round-up

Paul Gallen has told the Daily Telegraph that fears over brain damage is the reason why he is ending his boxing career.

Latrell Mitchell is set to become the highest paid player in rugby league history at the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Wests Tigers chairman Lee Hagipantelis has revealed why 2023 will be completely different for the club.

Canterbury Bulldogs are reportedly leading the way to sign the disgraced ex-Cronulla star Bronson Xerri.

The heat is on Des Hasler at Manly as more staff are prepared to walk out.

Melbourne Storm legend Cameron Smith believes Cameron Munster is on his way out of the club after failing to extend yet.

Warrington rejected

Warrington Wolves have been rejected by what would have been a major halfback signing, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The Cheshire club is building heavily under Daryl Powell for 2023 and this playmaker would have been the icing on top of the cake. Read more here.

French steps back

Wigan Warriors star Bevan French has reportedly stepped back from a potential mega deal, according to Toohey’s News podcast.

French’s future has been up in the air all year with his deal at Wigan ending this season. Read more here.

Four Toulouse players

Four Toulouse Olympique players are said to be interesting a number of Super League clubs, according to Rugby League Live.

Those four players are Chris Hankinson, Matty Russell, Lambert Belmas and Olly Ashall-Bott.

Smith rejected massive job

Former Hull KR and Leeds Rhinos head coach Tony Smith reportedly rejected a huge Super League move.

That’s according to former Hull FC and KR halfback Paul Cooke who was speaking on BBC Radio Humberside. Read more here.

Why Hills missed out

The reason why Adam Hills was not present to host the Super League play-off clash between Huddersfield Giants and Salford Red Devils has been revealed.

Serious About Rugby League revealed the reason why. Read more here.

Smith’s comments to Cullen

Leeds Rhinos head coach Rohan Smith has revealed what he said to the Match Review Panel chief Paul Cullen,

The MRP has come under fire in recent days for being too harsh in the way they dish out bans. Read more here.

Queen’s funeral and semi-finals

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral has been revealed after her sad passing at the end of last week.

There were fears that the weekend’s games could have been cancelled and her funeral itself threw up a curveball for the weekend coming. Read more here.

Bailey rages against ‘scandal’

Former Leeds Rhinos prop Ryan Bailey has slammed ‘the scandal’ that is currently harming rugby league. Bailey took to Twitter to express his outspoken view following the weekend’s games. Read more here.

Sky Sports pundits have also taken umbrage against one Super League star in particular from the weekend’s games. Read more here.

Referee hit with missiles

A Super League referee has been hit with missiles following a game over the weekend.

The RFL are now looking into the incident which could yield repercussions for the club. Read more here.

Leutele’s club?

A leading rugby league agent has hinted at Huddersfield Giants star Ricky Leutele’s next move on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast. Read more here.

On the same show, Bradford Bulls’ financial problems were laid bare. Read more here.

Graham in controversial spat

Former St Helens star James Graham has been involved in a controversial spat with a fierce critic.

The two clashed at what should have been an event to help the family and friends of those with concussion issues. Read more here.

Hastings’ incredible return

Former Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils star Jackson Hastings has teased an incredible return.

Hastings left Super League at the end of the 2021 season to join Wests Tigers in the NRL. Read more here.

Cas’ greatest transfer

Castleford Tigers’ greatest transfer has been named by Serious About Rugby League.

There were a few candidates on the list, but this player certainly stands out above the rest. Read more here.

Key Super League exits

There is set to be a number of key exits from Super League following IMG’s takeover.

With the RFL already undergoing change, it is now set to be the other entity’s turn. Read more here.

Burgess’ shock move?

Former Bradford Bulls and current South Sydney Rabbitohs star Tom Burgess could make sensational move, according to The Courier Mail.

Burgess has been a key part of the Rabbitohs’ set-up in the past decade. Read more here.

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