Rugby League News: Johnstone shock move, Hastings and Josh Reynolds future revelations & five potential Leeds signings

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…

Johnstone future

Wakefield Trinity winger Tom Johnstone is reportedly close to signing for a Super League rival, according to Rugby League Live.

The winger was subject to big interest from Warrington Wolves last season, but he will be making a different move. Read more here.

Ex-Wigan and Warrington star dies

A former Wigan and Warrington star has died following a lengthy illness.

Everyone at Serious About Rugby League passes on their condolences to his friends and family Read more here.

Catalans forwards exit?

Catalans Dragons forwards Sam Kasiano and Gil Dudson have been subject to interest from Super League rivals, according to Rugby League Live.

The French club want to keep hold of the pair but they face a fight.

Grace and Lomax latest

St Helens have given an update on Jonny Lomax and Regan Grace with the latter given a big update on Saints TV.

Lomax has been suffering with a ruptured bicep since Saints’ game against Salford Red Devils. Read more on Lomax and Grace here.

Martin future

Leeds Live has given an update on Leeds Rhinos forward Rhyse Martin’s future.

The goalkicking back-rower said: “I’m off (contract) again this year but I’m definitely in a better position now and that should sort itself out, hopefully soon.”

Cas star almost retired

Castleford Tigers star Sosaia Feki has told the Daily Mirror that he almost retired following a horrendous run of injuries.

The winger has played just 20 minutes of first-team action for the Tigers in three years.

Hull FC latest

Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson has broken his silence to Hull Live on rumours linking the Black and Whites with Jake Trueman as well as the future of Josh Reynolds. Read more here.

Hodgson has also given an update on Luke Gale and Kane Evans with one of those enduring difficulties in training. Read more here.

Five for Leeds

Serious About Rugby League has written an article about which five players could be listed as potential signings for Leeds Rhinos.

The new Rhinos head coach Rohan Smith could well be hunting for new blood. Read more here.

Shenton analysed

Michael Shenton recently moved from Castleford Tigers to Hull FC in the off-season to take charge of the academy and reserves at the MKM Stadium.

Now, one of the starlets has talked about Shenton and his impact. Read more here.

Huddersfield set to sign two big names

Huddersfield Giants are set to sign two big names with one of them from a top three Super League, The Full Eighty Minutes podcast has revealed.

The Giants are making big moves recently with Ian Watson’s men heading to the Challenge Cup Final in less than a fortnight. Read more here.

SL promotion and relegation to be scrapped?

Yesterday, IMG announced its 12-year deal with the RFL and Super League to move the game forward after years of stagnation.

The i newspaper has since revealed that could mean a scrapping of promotion and relegation

Farnworth’s ‘secret’ meeting

Brisbane Broncos star Herbie Farnworth has been embroiled in controversy recently, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

The England international has recently held a ‘secret meeting’ with a head coach ahead of a stunning move. Read more here.

Ex-SL man charged with alleged promoting child abuse material

A former Super League and NRL star has been charged with alleged promotion of child abuse material, the Daily Mail has reported.

It follows the news in December that he was arrested. Read more here.

Challenge Cup Final venue confirmed

The Challenge Cup Final venue for 2023 has been confirmed following the destination in 2022 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

It went away from Wembley this year due to the football play-offs. Read more here.

Hastings’ shock future

Former Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils halfback Jackson Hastings has told Fox Sports a shock admission on his future.

Hastings famously moved from Super League to the NRL ahead of the 2022 season. Read more on the bombshell here.

Hardaker speaks

Leeds Rhinos’ new signing Zak Hardaker has spoken about his return to training for the first time since his suspected seizure.

Hardaker could well make his debut this Sunday against Salford Red Devils. Read more here.

SL star to NRL?

A current Super League star has been backed for a move to the NRL, according to Fox Sports.

The star has only been in the UK competition for a season, but big things are predicted. Read more here.

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