Rugby League News: Hull FC suffer five blows, Bradford get duo, SL coach expected to depart, Leeds’ nervous wait & Sam Powell’s future

Rugby League News – keeping you up to date with the latest news from the world of rugby league.

Here are some of the headline-grabbing stories from the last 24 hours.

Injury news

Hull FC have suffered a double blow as the extent to Jake Connor’s injury has been revealed whilst fullback Davy Litten was also stretchered off in the Black and Whites’ defeat to Leeds Rhinos yesterday. Read more here. The Hull Daily Mail also revealed that Ligi Sao, Josh Griffin and Andre Savelio didn’t travel due to injury issues.

Magic of the Cup

Amateur side Castleford Lock Lane have registered one of the biggest upsets in Challenge Cup history with victory over a League 1 side yesterday. Incredible! Read more here.

Connor’s problem

Jake Connor was taken off in Hull FC’s friendly against Leeds Rhinos as the injuries mount for Brett Hodgson’s side. Read more here.

Bradford snap up Leeds duo

Bradford Bulls have snapped up a Leeds Rhinos duo as John Kear’s men prepare for a big tilt at Championship promotion. Read more here.

Six clubs after star

Six clubs had been after this rugby league star, according to the Daily Telegraph but he chose one of them and is expected to play a major role in the upcoming season. Read more here.

Powell’s future

Sam Powell has told League Express that he is determined to earn another contract at Wigan Warriors with the hooker’s current deal running out at the end of 2022.

Kelly’s difficulty

Former Hull FC star Albert Kelly is set to face difficulties at his current side Brisbane Broncos in terms of nailing down a first-team spot. The halfback is fighting against three others. Read more here.

Tug-of-war over England star

A tug-of-war over England international Herbie Farnworth is set to ensue with both Australian and British clubs set to fight for his signature, the Daily Telegraph has reported. Read more here.

Powell assesses

Daryl Powell has assessed his first game in charge of the Warrington Wolves after his side went down to the Wigan Warriors in Stefan Ratchford’s testimonial. The Warrington Wolves’ website covered his comments.

Shearer’s message

Alan Shearer has sent a brilliant message to Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow after reading his autobiography. Talk about football royalty to rugby royalty! Read more here.

Livett’s offers

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that Salford Red Devils’ Harvey Livett had numerous offers as well as giving the website an update on his future.

RFL’s new laws

The Rugby Football League has introduced a set of new laws in an attempt to reduce the number of players feigning injury after that became a sore point in 2021. Read more about the new laws – including a green card – here.

US authorities make plea

US authorities have made a plea for missing Bryn Hargreaves after the former Bradford Bulls and St Helens prop forward fails to show up after a month. Read more here.

Myler leading the way

Richie Myler is leading the way to become Leeds Rhinos’ number one, Leeds Live has reported. Myler’s form has been impressive in pre-season and again led the way in Leeds’ victory over Hull FC.

Pryce’s previous offers

Will Pryce has revealed to the Rugby League Review podcast about the two Super League sides that he has had previous offers from. Read more here.

Lam reveals why

Adrian Lam has told the Canberra Times why he joined Leigh Centurions after previously being set on going home to Australia. He enjoyed his first competitive win for Leigh yesterday with a drubbing of Whitehaven. Read more here.

Chisholm reacts

Dane Chisholm has reacted to the news that his eight-match ban for a remark has been rescinded after a successful repeal. He posted on Twitter following the news. Read more here.

SL coach expected to depart

League Express has revealed that Super League assistant coach Greg White is expected to depart Toulouse Olympique alongside Mark Kheirallah.

McShane target

Paul McShane has set a target for Castleford Tigers in 2022 of the top four at a minimum. Is this more than achievable for the Tigers under Lee Radford? Read more here.

Mathers on exciting talent

Richard Mathers has revealed who he feels is ‘the most exciting talent we’ve seen in Super League by far for the last 12 years.’ Read more here.

Test star in hospital with failed kidneys

A former New Zealand Test star is in hospital with failed kidneys after a series of issues, The Mole at the World Wide of Sports has revealed. Read more here.

Sculthorpe’s five best

Paul Sculthorpe has told Serious About Rugby League the five best players he played against during his Super League and international career.

Leilua’s admission

Joey Leilua has told BBC Radio Leeds that a move to Super League was ‘sabotaged’ by someone who was ‘putting words in their ear’ after his move to Featherstone Rovers. Read more here.

Leeds face nervous wait

The Yorkshire Evening Post has revealed that Leeds Rhinos are facing a nervous wait on Harry Newman with him now going for scans on an injury sustained in Leeds’ win over Hull FC.

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