Rugby League News: Leigh and Leeds in for huge player deal, Huddersfield and Wigan row, Thompson saves mother’s life & Tony Smith’s new club

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…

Winger death threats

A rugby league winger has been given vile death threats after dropping a number of balls in Thursday’s defeat.

The Sydney Morning Herald has revealed just what was said and the response. Read more here.

Leutele confirms exit

Huddersfield Giants star Ricky Leutele confirmed on Sky Sports that he would be leaving the club at the end of 2022.

The centre has been linked with a shock move to another UK club. Read more here.

Hudds and Wigan row

Huddersfield Giants and Wigan Warriors are reportedly heading for a play-off row if either one of them finishes second, according to League Express.

Hull KR’s ‘testicle grab’ allegation

A Hull KR player could face a huge fan if found guilty after being charged with a testicle grab allegation.

More and more incidents of this ‘Other Contrary Behaviour’ seem to be cropping up. Read more here.

Grand Final winner’s son signs for Leeds

A son of a Grand Final winner has signed for Leeds Rhinos.

It follows the news that as many as 12 players have signed on the dotted line at Headingley. Read more here.

Thompson saved his mother

Former St Helens star Luke Thompson has revealed to the Sydney Morning Herald that he ‘saved’ his mother’s life.

Thompson returned to the UK last month for a private matter. Read more here.

Burgess’ shock move

Former Wigan Warriors prop George Burgess could be set for a shock move.

Burgess is currently in rehab following a massive admission on his gambling addiction. Read more here.

Connor’s biggest weakness

Hull FC’s Jake Connor has been talking on the new Sky Sports show Sky Sports: The Detail. And, the maverick fullback revealed what his biggest weakness is. Read more here.

There has, however, been a major dilemma that head coach Brett Hodgson faces over Connor. Read more here.

Smith’s new club

Ex-Warrington Wolves, Hull KR and Leeds Rhinos head coach Tony Smith left KR earlier in the year.

Serious About Rugby League has perhaps hinted where his next move could be. Read more here.

NRL’s Hull halfback link

An NRL halfback that was linked to Hull FC has signed a stunning deal. The Black and Whites have been recruiting heavily for 2023 with the likes of Jake Trueman and Tex Hoy already signed. Read more here.

However, one Hull player will be out for the rest of the season after breaking his leg. Read more here.

Bradford sign SL forward

Bradford Bulls have signed a Super League forward as the rebuild at Odsal takes place.

The West Yorkshire side have been poor in 2022, falling outside of the Championship play-offs. Read more here.

Hastings’ staggering deal

There has been a huge revelation on ex-Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils star Jackson Hastings.

The Daily Telegraph has revealed it with Hastings currently on the sidelines. Read more here.

Leigh have ‘the best player in the country’

According to a leading rugby league agent, Leigh Centurions have ‘the best player in the country’.

That was said on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast with the agent also declaring Leigh would be a top six side at least in Super League. Read more here.

Leigh and Leeds huge swap deal

Leigh Centurions and Leeds Rhinos could be set for a huge swap deal including players that have been linked with each other.

Leigh are building for Super League whilst Leeds are trying to juggle with the salary cap. Read more here.

Burgess’ $38 million deal

Former Bradford Bulls and South Sydney Rabbitohs hero Sam Burgess’ $38 million deal will be on TV.

Burgess has been coaching in bush rugby league before taking up a huge offer. Read more here.

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