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Rugby League News: Hodgson reacts to Gale ban, Agar hits back at Wilkin & Burgess bombshell

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…

Hodgson reacts to Gale ban

Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson has spoken to the Hull Daily Mail about Luke Gale’s ban after the halfback was suspended for five games following a tribunal.

Hodgson said: “I think it will take the game a number of weeks to settle down a little bit because we’re seeing many changes in perception of referees and what’s expected and deemed no longer satisfactory.”

SL star to return after nine months

One Super League star is set to return to action after spending nine months on the sideline following reconstruction of his ACL, the Yorkshire Post has revealed.

He is likely to be thrust into the first-team in Super League round three for a spell on the field. Read more here.

Makinson on goalkicking

Tommy Makinson is set to be handed the goalkicking duties once more for St Helens in this week’s fixture at Wakefield Trinity.

Head coach Kristian Woolf told the St Helens Star that the star winger will once more keep his role after slotting home seven from seven against Hull FC.

Another huge ban

Another huge ban has been handed out by the RFL’s Operations Tribunal following a meeting last night.

The perpetrator hit a player round the head in horrible fashion during that side’s defeat last weekend. Read more on the length of ban here.

Warrington’s initiative

Warrington Wolves have launched a great initiative for their fans ahead of their clash with the Catalans Dragons next weekend, their club website has revealed.

The club has recently been making moves on social media with Whizzy Rascal obtaining hundreds of thousands of hits. Read more on the news here.

Hull FC injury front

Hull FC are set to welcome back Carlos Tuimavave and Josh Bowden from injury, the Hull Daily Mail has revealed.

Jake Connor will also return after serving his two-match suspension following FC’s game against Wakefield Trinity.

Kelly reveals why

Former Hull FC star Albert Kelly has told the Daily Telegraph just why he left Hull FC after four years at the club.

Kelly has most recently been with the Brisbane Broncos in the NRL as the club attempts to improve upon their disastrous last few seasons. Read more on Kelly’s reasons why here.

Inquest concludes

An inquest has concluded into the death of a former Salford Red Devils star after he was swept out to sea, the Yorkshire Post has reported.

The man got into difficulty near Filey as he attempted to rescue his son and daughter. Read more on the inquest and death here.

Agar provides update

Leeds Rhinos head coach has given a comprehensive update on the recovery and return time of Rhyse Martin, Harry Newman, David Fusitu’a and Richie Myler.

Whilst Martin has been away on compassionate leave, Newman, Fusitu’a and Myler have been injured. Read more here.

Burgess bombshell

Former South Sydney Rabbitohs and Bradford Bulls enforcer Sam Burgess has been called out by a former rival, Fox Sports has reported.

Burgess is currently ready to take on a coaching role in Australian rugby league, but will he respond to the bombshell jibe? Read more here.

Hall’s career move

Hull KR and former Leeds Rhinos winger Ryan Hall has delved into a new career.

Hall spent most of his rugby league career at Leeds before making the move to Sydney Roosters and then signing for Hull KR upon his return to the UK. Read more here.

Agar responds to Wilkin

Leeds Rhinos head coach Richard Agar has responded to criticism raised by Sky Sports pundit Jon Wilkin following Leeds’ defeat to Wigan Warriors last week.

Wilkin complained about Aidan Sezer and his lack of effect in the game, but Agar has now hit back. Read more here.

Cas and Wakefield players in union side

A Castleford Tigers winger and a Wakefield Trinity winger were included in a rugby union side last night.

Both wingers have not yet played a game for the Tigers or Trinity so far in 2022. Read more here.

Major broadcast boost

There has been yet another broadcasting boost for the sport of rugby league after breaking news emerged last night.

It will add to the conglomerate of partners that now include Channel 4 and Sky Sports. Read more on the deal here.

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