Rugby League News: Hurrell responds to rumours, SL hooker’s future, MND takes life of ex-NRL player, Saints’ tough response to accusation & Cas star on gang life and prison

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.

Pritchard message

Frank Pritchard has been given a superb message from the Rugby League Cares charity following the former Hull FC man’s COVID-19 scare. He is now said to be stable. Read the message here.

Westerman’s statement

Joe Westerman has told the Castleford Tigers website about how he has changed since he was first at the West Yorkshire club. He also explained why he had to leave over a decade ago. Read more here.

Inu career

Krisnan Inu’s career will not be in rugby league once his playing days are over, according to FLHBNZ. The former Salford Red Devils star has been in France since leaving the Red Devils at the end of 2021. Read more on his new career path here.

Widdop boost for Wire

Gareth Widdop has handed Warrington Wolves a major boost after the Christmas period. He had spent the holiday period back in Australia with his family. Read more here.

Hastings statement

The Mole has made a bold statement about Jackson Hastings after the halfback made the move to the NRL from the Wigan Warriors following almost four seasons in Super League. Read more here.

Rovers to get three?

Featherstone Rovers could be about to get three stars from partners Leeds Rhinos after both clubs agreed to renew their dual-registration last night. Read more on the trio here.

Tigers star in revelation

A Castleford Tigers star has spoken to the Spirit of Sport podcast about his surprise role before rugby league and opened up on his role in gang warfare, prison and drugs. Read more here.

Championship table

Serious About Rugby League has revealed where each Championship team will sit in the table come the end of the 2022 season. Do you agree with our prediction?

Rimmer pay cut

RFL chief executive Ralph Rimmer has confirmed in a strategic report highlighting the 2020 season that he has taken a pay cut as income dropped drastically from the game. Read more here.

Worst teams

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the five worst teams to ever compete in Super League. The lowest points total ever recorded has been 0!

Promising year for Leeds?

The Yorkshire Evening Post has revealed why 2022 may well be a huge year for Leeds Rhinos. The paper referenced the likes of hooker Kruise Leeming, props Matt Prior and Mikolaj Oledzki and new halfback pairing of Aidan Sezer and Blake Austin.

Ex-Wigan forward in unusual achievement

Former Wigan Warriors forward Eddy Pettybourne has been handed an unusual accolade at his new club after making the move from the Brooklyn Kings where he didn’t even play a game. Read more here.

MND takes life of ex-RL player

Motor Neurone Disease has cruelly taken the life of former rugby league player Tu’u Maori. The 33-year-old played for both the Cronulla Sharks and Sydney Roosters. Read more here.

Hodgson deal

Zerotackle has revealed how much it would take to lure Josh Hodgson back to Super League in contract-terms. The England international hooker has not played Super League since 2014. Read more here.

Williams’ ominous message

Sonny Bill Williams has sent out an ominous message on his social media Instagram account after previously being accused of ‘dodging’ an $8 million deal. Read more here.

SL hooker’s future

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the latest on a Super League hooker after he revealed his preferred choice of future.

Walker on torn hamstring

Jack Walker has given Rhinos TV the latest on his torn hamstring after it was revealed that he suffered the injury in the first week of pre-season. Read more here.

Rankin on Cas and Hull FC

Serious About Rugby League has spoken to Jordan Rankin who has explained why he left Castleford Tigers and his experiences at Hull FC.

Ferguson to cause fold?

Fox Sports has revealed that ex-Super League target Blake Ferguson’s sacking could have severe repercussions for his former club after the former NRL star was arrested for punching a restaurant-goer and possessing cocaine. Read more here.

Hurrell responds to rumours

Konrad Hurrell has responded to rumours linking him with a move away in 2023 that was first released by The Mole at World Wide of Sports. Read more on the offer here. The Tonga international recently penned a one-year deal at St Helens. Read more on Hurrell’s response here.

Whitehead cash

Zerotackle has revealed the amount of money it would take to lure former Bradford Bulls and Catalans Dragons star Elliott Whitehead back to Super League. Read more here.

Free agents

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the list of all those Super League players who will be free agents if they do not get a new deal during 2022. It includes the likes of Hull FC’s Danny Houghton, Wakefield’s David Fifita and Hull KR’s Kane Linnett.

Saints hit back

Leeds Live has revealed that St Helens have explored all avenues to ensure the World Club Challenge could go ahead, but they have been met with silence by the Penrith Panthers. It follows a series of jibes by Australian journalists claiming Saints are ‘scared’.

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