Rugby League News: Hardaker news, Bateman future, another Castleford man to exit & Hull duo to leave?

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…

Hardaker’s huge news

Much has been made of Zak Hardaker’s move to Leeds Rhinos after being released by Wigan Warriors, but when he suffered a seizure almost a fortnight ago, rivalries were put to one side.

Now, there has been some huge news on the fullback from his new club in the wake of this weekend’s fixtures. Read more here.

Trueman future

After last night’s confirmation that one Castleford Tigers man would be leaving the club – albeit on a short-term deal – there is the likelihood of another exiting.

Hull Live has reported that Jake Trueman will be heading to Super League rivals at the end of the season. Read more here.

Penrith man to SL?

A Penrith Panthers forward is reportedly on his way to Super League, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Whether it is immediate or for 2023 and beyond, the paper believes the deal is very close. Read more here.

Cas man impressing

A leading rugby league agent has talked up a Castleford Tigers signing on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

The signing has been impressing in recent weeks despite starting out as a Sunderland goalkeeper! Read more here.

Warrington exit

Warrington Wolves have announced that one of their forwards has left the Halliwell Jones Stadium with immediate effect.

The forward has moved to Warrington’s Super League rivals. Read more here.

Reynolds and Wynne future

The future of Hull FC man Josh Reynolds has also been laid bare by the Hull Daily Mail. The halfback is out of contract at the end of the season and could be heading for the door. Hull Live has also addressed Luke Gale’s out of contract dilemma.

Another Hull man has been in the limelight with Connor Wynne talking exclusively to Serious About Rugby League about ‘a few clubs’ being interested in him. Read more here.

Rugby league takeover

Rugby league are set to be taken over by a worldwide company in the upcoming months once realignment is done and dusted.

The Full Eighty Minutes podcast has discussed what that new company will be doing in the sport. Read more here.

Hull FC turned down

It was revealed over the weekend that one Super League head coach actually turned down Hull FC to become boss.

Instead, Hull are now under Brett Hodgson who has lifted the Black and Whites into the top four of Super League. Read more here.

Leeds recruitment and retention

Leeds Rhinos new head coach Rohan Smith has given the latest on recruitment and retention priorities at Headingley.

Smith took his first training session this time last week and will be in the hotseat for Leeds’ game against Salford on Sunday.

Bateman future

Wigan Warriors star John Bateman has made an admission on his future in the Rugby League World magazine.

Bateman has had two spells at the DW Stadium sandwiched by a period in the NRL with Canberra Raiders. Read more here.

Bans and Hurrell’s ‘dangerous’ tackle

The Disciplinary Match Review has given the latest disciplinary charges from the weekend’s action. Read more here.

St Helens star Konrad Hurrell was included in the citations of the Disciplinary Match Review Panel for causing ‘an unacceptable risk of injury’. Read more on why he wasn’t banned here.

More Sky picks

Yesterday, Sky Sports confirmed more Super League fixtures to be broadcast live on their channel.

The likes of Warrington Wolves and Hull FC will now be broadcast. Read more here.

Attendances and injuries

The attendance from the weekend’s Challenge Cup triple-header at Elland Road has been revealed. Read more here. The viewing figures for the BBC have also been revealed here.

Injuries from all corners of Super League have been collated too with the likes of Warrington Wolves, Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers facing problems. Read more here.

Star charged by police

A livewire star has been charged by police for driving an uninsured vehicle, Fox Sports has revealed.

It comes following the weekend’s action where the player enjoyed a superb game. Read more here.

Hull KR’s new boss

Hull KR’s new head coach has been revealed, with him joining at the end of the 2022 Super League season.

Tony Smith himself revealed he would be leaving the post less than a fortnight ago. Read more here.

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