Rugby League News: Koukash latest, Castleford target admits move, Austin future & Burgess’s staggering deal

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…

Smithies incidents

Rugby league was treated to a great spectacle on Saturday afternoon as Wigan Warriors just about got over Huddersfield Giants.

But, there were two big talking points during the game that involved Morgan Smithies and fans were saying the same thing. Read more here.

Fev blow

If Featherstone Rovers’ loss to Leigh Centurions wasn’t bad enough already, the West Yorkshire side suffered a huge blow near the end of the game.

It could alter the balance of power in the Championship race for Super League promotion. Read more here.

Ex-Leeds man talks out on rejection

A former Leeds Rhinos forward Tyler Dupree has opened up on his rejection by ex-head coach Richard Agar whilst at the club, League Express has reported.

Dupree said:   

Shenton on leaving Cas and Hull move

It was a surprising move when Castleford Tigers stalwart Michael Shenton left for a coaching role at Hull FC at the end of the 2021 Super League season.

But, that’s exactly what happened with the ex-centre telling Hull Live: “I really wanted a challenge coming out of playing, I needed one and it was going to be hard to find something that rivalled playing Super League and playing rugby for a job.”

Powell on Cooper future and when debutants will play

Warrington Wolves head coach Daryl Powell has told the Warrington Guardian that new signing Thomas Mikaele will not debut against Leeds, but Kyle Amor will.

Powell also spoke on Mike Cooper’s future with the forward linked with a move away

SL star’s alcohol admission

A Super League star has admitted to the Daily Telegraph about his alcohol addiction and controversial past.

A number of incidents has plagued his time at previous clubs. Read more here.

Toulouse and Catalans news

League Express has reported that Toulouse Olympique star Lloyd White will be out for the rest of the season due to injury.

The League Express has also revealed the latest on rumours linking Catalans Dragons with a move for NRL pair Siosiua Taukeiaho and Wade Graham.

SL clubs chase former State of Origin star

Super League clubs are said to be circling a former State of Origin star, according to the Daily Telegraph.

A number of clubs are determined to recruit experience from Down Under. Read more here.

Mellor future

Leeds Rhinos forward Alex Mellor has revealed his next destination amidst interest from Super League rivals.

He has suffered a number of bad injuries in his spell at Headingley after arriving from Huddersfield. Read more here.

Newman news

Leeds Rhinos and England hopeful Harry Newman has given a massive update on his current situation on the Rhinos’ YouTube channel.

Newman has suffered a double leg break and two bad hamstring injuries in recent years. Read more here.

Koukash latest

Former Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has given a tease on his future after a long hiatus from rugby league.

The Palestinian-born racehorse owner is one of the best success stories. Read more here.

Fractured larynx

A current Super League star has opened up on his horrendous broken larynx injury suffered in 2022.

He spoke to the Trot The Egg In podcast about the potential shocking consequences. Read more here.

Sinfield latest

Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield is a man that is seemingly able to do everything as he gears up for a major tilt at his new club.

Sinfield also gave an update on his third fundraiser for Rob Burrow and MND. Read more here.

Hodgson’s incredible deal

Former Hull FC and Hull KR hooker Josh Hodgson’s incredible deal has been revealed by the Sydney Morning Herald.

Hodgson has been in the NRL for almost a decade. Read more here.

Ex-Saints man passes away

A former St Helens player has passed away in what was awful news from the weekend.

Saints themselves did a great tribute to him on their website. Read more here.

Leutele and Feki exit?

The World Wide of Sports’ The Mole has reported that both Castleford Tigers and Huddersfield Giants face trouble keeping hold of Sosaia Feki and Ricky Leutele respectively.

Leutele has been in scintillating form for Huddersfield since joining the club ahead of the 2021 season and you can read more on his future here. You can also find more on Feki’s future here.

Burgess’ staggering deal

The Sydney Morning Herald has revealed what South Sydney Rabbitohs’ Tom Burgess staggering deal is.

Burgess has been in the NRL since making the move at the end of the 2000s from then Super League side Bradford Bulls. Read more here.

Austin future

Leeds Rhinos playmaker Blake Austin has remained coy about his future at Headingley when asked by Serious About Rugby League.

Austin has been linked with a move away at the end of 2022 when his contract ends with Leeds. Read more here.

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