Rugby League News: Hull FC eye another Leeds man, Jake Connor swap, Castleford’s new signing & Channel 4’s next live games

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…

Burgess’ SL offer

Sam Burgess has revealed on The Bye Round podcast with James Graham a sensational Super League offer.

Burgess retired a number of years ago from rugby league due to a chronic shoulder injury. Read more here.

Chase goes in on former coach

Former Castleford Tigers star Rangi Chase has gone in on a former coach at the Jungle.

The maverick halfback has told Serious About Rugby League about his experiences at the club and the coach he didn’t get along with. Read more here.

Cas’ new signing

Castleford Tigers have finally signed Warrington Wolves halfback Gareth Widdop, according to Yorkshire Live.

The playmaker will sign a two-year deal at the Jungle which will take him past his 35th birthday.

Cas starlet handed six-match ban

A Castleford Tigers starlet has been handed a six-match ban following an Operational Rules Tribunal last night.

Harry Newman’s appeal date has also been revealed by the RFL. Read more here.

Tetevano’s wage

Leeds Rhinos forward Zane Tetevano has been under fire in recent months following a number of suspensions.

But, his wage has been revealed by The Full Eighty Minutes podcast after being hit with criticism from Leeds supporters. Read more here.

Toronto’s embarrassing decision

Toronto Wolfpack have faced a number of controversial happenings in recent seasons, but the latest one is definitely up there.

The Canadian club have had to make an embarrassing decision regarding their future. Read more here.

Ma’u moves

Hull FC forward Manu Ma’u will depart the Black and Whites at the end of 2022 for a Super League rival.

The Tongan international has been a big hit at the MKM Stadium since his arrival. Read more on his new club here.

Wigan man linked with exit

Oliver Partington may be Wigan through and through but it appears as though he will be heading for the exit door, if Yorkshire Live is to be believed.

The forward is thought to be on numerous Super League clubs’ radar with Salford Red Devils winning the race.

Sutcliffe linked with rival

Leeds Rhinos star Liam Sutcliffe has been linked with a Super League rival, according to The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

The versatile Yorkshireman has been in great form for Leeds in 2022. Read more here.

O’Neill’s career switch

Former Castleford Tigers star Jacques O’Neill has sensationally QUIT Love Island following a bust-up with a fellow islander. Read more here. His next career move is likely to be a shock to a number of people. Read more here.

Having said that, however, a mooted return to Super League has also been broached. Read more here.

Ban appeals

There was breaking news last night with St Helens, Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR all deciding to appeal bans given out from the Magic Weekend. Read more here.

Hull KR and St Helens managed to escape a ‘frivolous challenge‘ whilst Leeds were given some bad news. Read more here.

Smith’s next venture

New Hull KR interim boss Danny McGuire has spoken about the departure of former head coach Tony Smith.

McGuire spoke honestly about where he thinks Smith will end up following his move out of Craven Park last week. Read more here.

Hardaker’s future for Hull FC

There is an incredible twist on the future of Zak Hardaker which could have major implications for Hull FC.

The Leeds Rhinos man is enjoying something of a resurgence at Headingley since making the move back to where it all started. Read more here.

Channel 4’s next games

The Channel 4 viewing figures and next live television dates have been revealed after waiting so long.

The broadcaster has received favourable praise for the way in which they have helped rugby league exposure. Read more here.

Gale’s shock move

Hull FC’s Luke Gale has been linked with a shock move after being a player at the MKM Stadium for just one season.

Gale has found 2022 tough going with a number of bans but excelled in Hull’s big win over Hull KR at the weekend. Read more here.

Burrow’s message and health update

Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow has given out a heartfelt message following a major health update.

Burrow was present at the Magic Weekend at Newcastle last weekend as Leeds wore special shirts designed by his two daughters. Read more here.

Thompson exit

Former St Helens forward Luke Thompson is set to leave Canterbury Bulldogs.

That will pave the way for a huge move for the flame-haired enforcer who has only been in the NRL since 2020. Read more here.

Trueman rejected two SL sides

Jake Trueman’s agent has revealed that the Castleford Tigers halfback rejected two Super League rivals on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

Trueman will leave the Jungle for the MKM Stadium at Hull FC for 2023 and beyond. Read more here.

Connor swap as Walker future revealed

Hull FC maverick Jake Connor is set for a swap as Jack Walker drops big hint on his Leeds Rhinos and Hull future, according to the Yorkshire Post.

Walker has recently moved to Hull following injury hell at Headingley. Read more here.

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