Rugby League News: Hardaker latest, Warrington to sign three, Castleford recruitment, Super League star robbed of £200,000

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…

Hull KR rule out two

Hull KR have ruled out two candidates from taking over at Craven Park, according to the Hull Daily Mail.

Neither Andrew Webster nor Anthony Seibold will be taking over the reins from Tony Smith.

Channel 4 coverage

More Channel 4 coverage of Super League has been announced with the terrestrial television channel becoming a big hit since the season started.

However, they were only assigned ten games throughout the year, including play-offs. Read more here.

Hardaker latest

Leeds Rhinos are awaiting a key update on new signing Zak Hardaker after he suffered a suspected seizure last week.

Hardaker had made the move after leaving Wigan Warriors the week before. Read more on him here.

Injury corner

St Helens, Hull KR, Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos are waiting on the fitness of a number of their stars.

Saints and KR will go into the Challenge Cup semi-final this week worrying. Read more here.

Disciplinary

There was also the case of suspensions being handed out yesterday with eight players charged, including two Leeds Rhinos players. Read more here.

But, there was also an interesting twist concerning St Helens as well as Castleford Tigers and Catalans Dragons. Read more here.

Attendances and Team of the Week

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the list of attendances from this weekend’s games with a few startling numbers in there. Read more here.

There was, however, some good news for a number of sides with players selected for the Super League Team of the Week. Read more here.

Out of contract players clubs must keep

Serious About Rugby League has revealed a list of out of contract players that Super League clubs must keep, including the likes of Wigan Warriors’ Bevan French, Hull FC’s Manu Ma’u and St Helens’ Regan Grace.

It follows the May 1st deadline that now allows players out of contract at the end of 2022 to negotiate with other clubs. Read more here.

Warrington to sign three and Hardaker’s ex-agent

Warrington Wolves are reportedly set to sign three players, according to major rugby league agent Craig Harrison on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast. Read more here.

Harrison also mentioned on the podcast about his time as Zak Hardaker’s former agent, his relationship, move to Leeds Rhinos and what Luke Gale had to say on Hardaker. Read more here.

SL star swindled

A Super League star has opened up on how a former manager swindled over £200,000 out of him when the two were close.

He spoke on the Out Of Your League podcast about how the relationship is no more. Read more here.

Future Challenge Cup venues?

Serious About Rugby League has revealed five wacky venues where the Challenge Cup Final could be held in the future.

It is, of course, being held at Tottenham Hotspur’s ground in 2022 instead of Wembley. Read more about our choices here.

ORT’s Chief in major rant

The Operational Rules Tribunal Chief, Thomas Hughes, went on a major rant on the Sinbin podcast last week.

He was discussing criticism of his lack of rugby league experience and made a bizarre analogy to murder. Read more here.

Radford on Castleford duo

Castleford Tigers head coach Lee Radford has given an important update on two of his players, according to Tigers TV. The Tigers went down 44-12 to Catalans Dragons on Friday. Read more on his comments here.

Radford also told The Yorkshire Post about his new recruitment policy, promoting youth and buying younger players in order to bring the average age of the squad down.

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