Rugby League News: Hardaker chooses club for 2023, French deal ‘confirmed’, Leigh’s best signing in Championship history & Gildart wants move

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

Tim Sheens has broken his silence on Wests Tigers’ worst-ever loss in the Daily Telegraph.

One of Manly Sea Eagles’ greatest players has called for Des Hasler’s head in the same publication.

Things could get ugly for Kevin Walters at Brisbane if he doesn’t turn it around quickly this week according to Daily Telegraph writer Paul Kent.

Canterbury Bulldogs star Tevita Pangai Junior has revealed that new boss Cameron Ciraldo will bring the best out of him.

Cronulla Sharks have pleaded with the NRL to have a home game played at The Shire in the finals.

Canberra Raiders are set to land forward Joseph Tapine on a huge deal.

Super League

Connor on Hull

Hull FC maverick Jake Connor spoke on Sky Sports: The Detail on Friday night where he was alongside pundit Jon Wells.

The two discussed Connor’s personality and drive as well as what ‘isn’t enough’ at Hull at present. Read more here.

Hardaker chooses club for 2023

Leeds Rhinos star Zak Hardaker spoke exclusively to Serious About Rugby League yesterday.

In the interview, Hardaker revealed the club he would like to be at in 2023 as well as an update on his health. Read more here.

Coote’s damning news

Hull KR star fullback Lachlan Coote has been given damning news following his side’s loss to St Helens.

The Australian has endured a difficult start to life in East Yorkshire. Read more here.

Huddersfield season tickets

Huddersfield Giants have launched a brilliant initiative to give their fans cheaper season tickets. It truly is innovative in this day and age where the cost of living is going through the roof to do something like this. Hats off to the club. Read more here.

Meanwhile, head coach Ian Watson has revealed he wants ‘quality’ signings – a warning shot to Super League. Read more here.

Thompson’s horrendous injury

Former St Helens star Luke Thompson has revealed a horrendous injury he suffered during a game.

He did an exclusive interview with Fox Sports detailing just how difficult these past few months have been. Read more here.

French’s club for 2023

Wigan Warriors star Bevan French has his club confirmed for 2023, according to Newcastle Herald journalist Barry Toohey.

French has enjoyed a magnificent 2022 Super League season in the Cherry and White alongside Jai Field. Read more here.

Huge Warrington signing excitement

Warrington Wolves fans should be very excited about Daryl Powell’s new huge signing.

It follows the club’s decision yesterday to reveal something extraordinary about one of the new recruits. Read more here.

Wilkin lays into Hull

Sky Sports pundit Jon Wilkin has absolutely laid into Hull FC following their dismal loss to Wakefield Trinity last Friday.

Wilkin has been a controversial figure in 2022 with some his comments, particularly against Salford Red Devils. Read more here.

New Hull signings? Hodgson’s message

Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson has sent a defiant message to Hull fans following a dismal few weeks. In the interview, Hodgson hinted at more signings through the doors at the MKM Stadium. Read more here.

Meanwhile, the Hull Daily Mail has reported that Hull want to keep Warrington Wolves man Ellis Longstaff after an impressive stint at the club.

Bans, bans and bans

The Disciplinary Match Review Panel handed out bans yesterday following the weekend action. Read more here.

However, leaked footage of the Wakefield man’s incident against a Hull FC player has riled up a number of Black and Whites fans. Watch the video here.

It has also been revealed why a Castleford Tigers man has escaped a ban despite ‘deliberate or reckless contact with a match official.’ Read more here.

Citation madness

St Helens star Tommy Makinson was cited by the MRP for a bizarre incident involving the referee. Read more here.

On the Wigan Warriors side, John Bateman was also charged for a bizarre incident which occurred in his side’s win over Toulouse. Read more here.

Ex-RL player threatened to kill girlfriend

A former rugby league player allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend, according to Channel 9.

It follows a long court battle against the ex-pro by his former girlfriend. Read more here.

Gildart wants sensational move

Former Wigan Warriors star Oliver Gildart wants a sensational move, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Gildart was, of course, linked with a move to Super League in July which ended up falling through, but is now on loan at the Sydney Roosters from Wests Tigers. Read more here.

Leigh make biggest signing in Championship history

Leigh Centurions’ recruitment drive has been impressive in 2022 to say the least with the likes of Blake Ferguson, Lachlan Lam and Edwin Ipape all joining the club.

But, one signing now stands above them all as the best in Championship history. Read more here.

Attendances and injuries

Serious About Rugby League revealed the attendances for the round of Super League fixtures just gone. Read more here.

There were also a number of big injury blows to the likes of St Helens, Leeds and Hull FC. Read more here.

Ford slams ‘absolute disgrace’ against Leigh

It’s fair to say that York City Knights head coach James Ford was not a happy bunny following his side’s demolition by Leigh Centurions.

The Centurions ran in 100 points to York’s four. Read his comments here.

Medical emergency

There was a medical emergency at a Championship game on Sunday that involved a stoppage in the game.

It involved a fan needing urgent medical attention. Read more here.

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