Rugby League News: Hull FC’s four big signings, Leeds’ major recruit, Gildart’s shock Super League return & Gale’s spat with rival

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…

Lineham’s shock move

Wakefield Trinity winger Tom Lineham has made a shock move after just six months at the West Yorkshire club.

The winger has made just seven appearances despite moving to Belle Vue on a multi-year contract. Read more here.

Newman appeal

Last night, Leeds Rhinos’ appeal hearing for Harry Newman was heard following the club’s decision to appeal the three-match ban given to him.

The club had already tried to overturn Matt Prior’s ban the previous night. Read more here.

Wardle’s club

Former Castleford Tigers and Huddersfield Giants star Joe Wardle has found a club for 2023.

The Scottish international is currently at the Leigh Centurions having joined ahead of the 2022 Championship season. Read more here.

Why no Sky game

Serious About Rugby League has revealed why there will not be a Super League game broadcast live on Sky Sports tonight.

The publication contacted Super League for comment. Find out why here.

Gildart’s shock SL return

Former Wigan Warriors centre Oliver Gildart is set to return to Super League with the Leeds Rhinos, according to Yorkshire Live.

Gildart will only be staying until the end of the season, however, as a deal with the Dolphins has been agreed.

O’Neill, O’Neill, O’Neill

Castleford Tigers have released a statement on Jacques O’Neill following his exit from the Love Island villa. Read it here. Lee Radford has also commented on a potential return for the forward. Read more here.

The rugby league family have been sending the 23-year-old messages of support following a horrifically emotional incident on Tuesday night. Read more here. You can also watch that incident that sparked O’Neill’s departure here.

Percival and Makinson’s damning news

St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf has had to do it tough with injuries in key positions in 2022 and he told Saints TV about more problems.

Those problems include Mark Percival and Tommy Makinson. Read more here.

Da Costa signs

Catalans Dragons hooker Alrix Da Costa has signed a deal with a Super League for 2023.

The 26-year-old has been understudy to Michael McIlorum at the French side for the past few seasons. Read more here.

Hull FC to benefit from shock Leeds move

Hull FC are set to benefit from a shock Leeds Rhinos transfer that is said to be happening very soon. Hull’s Brett Hodgson and Leeds’ Rohan Smith are building squads for the future. Read more here.

Hull are also said to be in the market for a triple swoop of rival players. Read more here.

Wilkin’s bizarre rant

With all the media attention focusing on Jacques O’Neill and the Love Island fallout, Sky Sports pundit Jon Wilkin has had his own say.

In his true outspoken fashion, Wilkin has launched a bizarre rant. Read more here.

Warrington’s huge new signing

Warrington Wolves are set to land a huge new signing who hasn’t played for six rounds of rugby league.

It follows Daryl Powell’s current rebuilding mantra as the Wolves look to climb the Super League table. Read more here.

IMG’s sensational restructure

The new partner of the sport, IMG, met with rugby league clubs last night to discuss a sensational restructure of the game.

It is a 12-year contract as the company attempt to galvanise rugby league. Read more here.

Trueman’s replacement

Castleford Tigers head coach Lee Radford has revealed Jake Trueman’s replacement at the Jungle.

Radford has had his work cut out to secure a new halfback in such a toxic transfer climate. Read more here.

Hull KR sign rival

Hull KR have signed a rival Super League player in a surprising swoop.

Interim coach Danny McGuire has been attempting to bolster his ranks with new recruits following something of an injury crisis at Craven Park. Read more here.

Bateman news

Wigan Warriors have released bad news on star forward John Bateman following the weekend.

Bateman has been in fine form for Wigan in recent weeks and will be missed sorely at the DW Stadium. Read more here.

Teams for Channel 4 live game

The two teams for Channel 4’s next live game at the end of July have finally been revealed.

The broadcasting channel has received much favourable reviews following a great line-up and great commentary. Read more here.

Gale reveals spat with rival

Hull FC halfback Luke Gale has told the Hull Daily Mail about his spat with Hull KR halfback Mikey Lewis in the Hull derby at the Magic Weekend.

Gale said: “He loves to talk to you, when he’s out there he’s constantly telling you he’s going to make you look like the worst player on the pitch! So he’s a bit of a nightmare and you’re getting into it with him, but he’s definitely good for the game.”

Dwyer future

Leeds Rhinos hooker Brad Dwyer has broken his silence on his future to Rhinos TV.

The diminutive number nine has been linked with a move to two Super League rivals in the past few months. Read more here.

Hastings to move

Ex-Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils star Jackson Hastings is set for a sensational move, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Hastings only left Super League at the end of the 2021 season. Read more here.

SL official dropped

A Super League referee has been dropped following the Magic Weekend fixtures. Read more here.

It will also be Robert Hicks’ 300th career game this weekend so congratulations to him on that incredible accolade. Read more here.

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