Rugby League News: Leeds swoop for Super League rival, Hull FC playmaker surprising deal, Odsal bombshell & Tomkins controversy

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…

NRL round up

Victor Radley’s father wants Sydney Roosters to rest his son following his concussion scare, he told the Daily Telegraph.

In the same publication, Souths boss Jason Demetriou and North Queensland head coach Todd Payten have slammed each other in a heated affair.

Brisbane Broncos boss Kevin Walters has divided opinion following his spray at his players in the sheds, with some claiming he went too far, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The financial reality of Cameron Munster choosing Melbourne Storm over the Dolphins has been revealed in an incredible development by the Daily Telegraph.

On Fox Sports, St George Illawarra Dragons star Ben Hunt has broken his silence on his contract saga at the club.

Team news

Theo Fages will be out for Huddersfield Giants for today’s clash against the Warrington Wolves whilst the likes of Jai Field and Bevan French rested by Wigan Warriors boss Matt Peet.

Meanwhile, the likes of Castleford Tigers still have a lengthy injury list with Niall Evalds and Jake Trueman just two of those ruled out for the rest of the season.

Farrell blow

Wigan Warriors have suffered a blow to one of their main men following the win over St Helens on Friday night.

That man was Liam Farrell who spoke to Sky Sports after the game. Read more here.

Watson frustrated

Huddersfield Giants head coach Ian Watson has outlined his frustration at his side, the League Express has reported.

Odsal bombshell

An absolute bombshell has been dropped this week that could see Odsal transformed into the 21st century.

The home of the Bradford Bulls, Odsal has seen better days but they may be around the corner. Read more here.

Referee dropped

The Super League referee appointments have been revealed for today’s games.

Liam Moore has been given arguably the most important game of the weekend, but one referee has been dropped. Read more here.

Injury blows

A number of massive injury blows occurred for Super League stars over the weekend.

Those clubs affected are Castleford Tigers, Leeds Rhinos, Hull FC and St Helens. Read more here.

Peet’s scary admission

Following a big win over St Helens, Wigan Warriors boss Matt Peet made a scary admission.

Wigan closed the gap to Saints at he top of the table to just four points after a superb 30-10 victory. Read more here.

Clarke’s choice of SL Club of the Year

Sky Sports pundit Phil Clarke is an outspoken character who isn’t afraid to express his opinions.

One of those was who he believes should be the Super League Club of the Year. Read more here.

Leeds to swoop for SL rival

Leeds Rhinos are set to swoop for a Super League rival.

Rohan Smith has already been busy in the transfer market whilst a number of Leeds men are exiting. Read more here.

Six Cas exits

Castleford Tigers will see six men leave the Jungle at the end of 2022.

Among those is Sosaia Feki and James Clare whilst Jake Trueman will leave for Hull FC. There is a surprise among them though. Read more here.

Farnworth future

Brisbane Broncos star Herbie Farnworth could be set for a huge move, according to Zerotackle.

The England international signed a one-year deal at Red Hill for 2022, but is out of contract from 2023 onwards. Read more here.

Leaked video footage

Leaked video footage of another challenge from Chris Hill on Richie Myler has surfaced with Leeds fans fuming. Watch the incident here.

The duo had been involved in another incident later on that attracted the most attention, but neither got a ban. Find out why here.

Why Tomkins escaped

The Disciplinary Match Review Panel revealed its charges over the weekend. But, Catalans Dragons star Sam Tomkins, despite being cited for other contrary behaviour, did not receive a ban. Find out why here.

Hull FC star Jake Connor has also been cited for a bizarre reason. Read more here.

Leeds halfback and Hull man leave 

A Leeds Rhinos halfback and a Hull FC playmaker have left on short-term deals in surprising moves. Read more here.

It follows the news that a former Leeds loanee has moved to another Super League club. Read more here.

Toulouse exemption

Toulouse Olympique star Nathan Peats has spoken to Serious About Rugby League about the need and desire for the French club to be exempt from relegation.

The hooker has been one of Toulouse’s best players in 2022 but the club will be back in the Championship. Read more here.

Wakefield stadium

Serious About Rugby League was present at Wakefield Trinity’s Belle Vue on Thursday night as they beat Wigan Warriors.

Here is how Wakefield’s current stadium looks like and two months of massive work. See it here.

Fifita ‘almost over the line’ with SL club

Cronulla Sharks star and twin of David Fifita, Andrew Fifita was ‘almost over the line’ to sign for a Super League club.

David, of course, played his last game for Wakefield Trinity on Thursday night. Read more here.

Smith on Myler

Leeds Rhinos head coach Rohan Smith has had his say on the fallout from the Richie Myler incident.

Smith defended the playmaker after being caught in controversy with Huddersfield Giants’ Chris Hill. Read more here.

Fifita reveals why

David Fifita has revealed why he is leaving Wakefield Trinity.

Fifita bid farewell to Belle Vue on Thursday night as Wakefield put the Wigan Warriors to the sword. Read more here.

Major Cas blows

Castleford Tigers have received two major blows over the weekend, according to head coach Lee Radford.

Radford also made a hilarious jibe about his side. Read more here.

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