Rugby League News: Hull FC’s financial problems, Warrington favourites for big signing & shock duo in for Leeds job

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 FC’s financial issue

Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson has laid bare the club’s financial issues from the past few years in an honest interview with the Hull Daily Mail.

Pearson said: “It is totally unsustainable for us to continue like this. Super League revenue has reduced 33 per cent, they are lower now than when I bought the club in 2011 and the wage bill is probably £750,000 higher. The club at this present time without a change in the financial environment is heading for a really difficult place.”

Team of the Week

Serious About Rugby League has revealed their Super League Team of the Week with St Helens and Castleford Tigers dominating.

It was another action packed filled weekend with a number of fantastic games. Read more about the Team of the Week here.

Clark in expletive admission

Warrington Wolves star Daryl Clark has told the Daily Mirror how frustrated he was following the club’s defeat to Hull KR on Friday night.

The hooker said: “We just need to cut out all the sh*t – errors, penalties and soft defence is killing us. But this is my eighth season at Warrington and 12th playing. I have never been booed like that coming off a field by my own fans.”

Kelly in brawl

Former Hull FC star and current Brisbane Broncos maverick Albert Kelly has been involved in a drunken brawl with one of his teammates, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Kelly, who has been at the Broncos since the end of 2020, is now being investigated. Read more here.

Wakefield and Salford blows

Wakefield Trinity head coach Willie Poching is counting the cost of their victory over the Salford Red Devils with the latest on winger Tom Johnstone. Read more here.

Salford Red Devils boss Paul Rowley was also keen to express the problems facing his side after three stars are set to be out for the rest of the season. Read more here.

Radford explains why

Castleford Tigers head coach Lee Radford has told BBC Radio Leeds why winger Greg Eden was taken off the field at half-time in their win over Toulouse Olympique.

The Tigers wee 20-0 up at the break, but Mahe Fonua replaced Eden in the second-half. Read more here.

McDermott on Kheirallah

Featherstone Rovers head coach Brian McDermott had his say on the arrival of new signing Mark Kheirallah.

The Australian moved from Toulouse Olympique following his contract termination with the French side. Read more here.

Ex-Saints man returns

A former St Helens and Warrington Wolves man has returned to rugby league action following a heart scare.

He made his return to the game last weekend and wrote an emotional piece on Instagram following that game. Read more here.

Reynolds latest

Hull FC halfback Josh Reynolds hasn’t played for a month and now head coach Brett Hodgson has revealed the latest on the Australian.

Reynolds joined the club ahead of the 2021 Super League season, but has suffered with injury during his time in East Yorkshire. Read more here.

SL club to land Ferguson

According to the Daily Telegraph, the Super League club most likely to sign ex-NRL star Blake Ferguson has been revealed.

Ferguson, of course, was sacked by new rugby union side NEC Green Rockets before he had even played a game. Read more on the club likely to land him.

Addy and Escare new clubs

Salford Red Devils duo Danny Addy and Morgan Escare have both found new clubs – with two surprising new destinations.

Both have struggled to get game time in 2022 under new boss Paul Rowley. Read more on Addy’s new clubs here. And you can read more on Escare’s new club here.

Connor debate

Hull FC’s Jake Connor has drawn debate for a controversial moment in his side’s defeat to Wigan Warriors on Thursday night.

Connor had a mixed game with some brilliant flashes but a few mistakes see. You can read and see that controversial moment here.

New shock suitor for Thompson

There is a new suitor for former St Helens prop Luke Thompson, according to the Daily Telegraph.

It comes as the current Canterbury Bulldogs forward has spoken about a potential return to Super League. Read more here.

Shock duo in for Leeds job

There has been a new twist in the Leeds Rhinos job following the weekend’s loss to St Helens.

Two new names have been thrown into the hat for the role at Headingley with chief executive Gary Hetherington travelling to Australia. Read more here.

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