Rugby League News: Magic Weekend venues, Watts on Radford, Hull stadium, Beaumont hits out & Carney to return?

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.

Ferguson breaks silence

Jailed Blake Ferguson has broken his silence for the first time after being banged up in prison for more than a month in a Japan after being arrested on drugs charges, Fox Sports has revealed. Read more here.

Watts on Radford

Liam Watts has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he cannot wait to work together with Lee Radford again after the duo worked together at Hull FC.

Leilua taken off

Joey Leilua had to be taken off in Featherstone Rovers’ victory over Leigh Centurions after the new signing suffered a hamstring injury. A Leigh forward also succumbed to a broken arm. Read more here.

Disciplinary minutes on Austin ban

The disciplinary minutes have been revealed on why Leeds Rhinos’ Blake Austin was handed a ban following his side’s victory over Hull FC. Read more here.

No ban for Fusitu’a

David Fusitu’a hasn’t been penalised for a shot on Hull FC fullback Davy Litten following Leeds Rhinos’ triumph in Tom Briscoe’s testimonial. Read more here.

Playmaker requests to leave

A Halifax Panthers playmaker has requested to leave the club after only just signing. He has left for ‘personal reasons’ with the club releasing a statement via their website. Read more here.

Rankin’s coaching role

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that former Castleford Tigers and Hull FC star Jordan Rankin has found a new coaching role.

Mathers calls for groundshare

Former Super League fullback Richard Mathers has called on Wakefield Trinity and Castleford Tigers to share a ground, looking at AC Milan and Inter as good examples. Read more here.

Schofield predicts

Garry Schofield has predicted in his League Express column how the first round of Super League will pan out as well as who will finish top of the league table.

Carney’s return?

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that Justin Carney could be returning to rugby league after initially taking a break from the sport to focus on other areas of his life.

Channel 4 team revealed

The new Channel 4 punditry and commentary team has been revealed with Channel 4 frontman and comedian Adam Hills the main man in charge. Read more here.

Magic Weekend venues

Serious About Rugby League has written an article on future potential Magic Weekend venues. The event has been a big hit at Newcastle, but is it time for change?

Beaumont on Bash

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont wants the Summer Bash held here.

Ex-Wakefield hooker retires

A former Wakefield Trinity hooker has retired immediately due to personal reasons. He came through the Wakefield ranks in 2009. Read more here.

Hull stadium

Hull Live has revealed that Hull FC owner Adam Pearson has spoken to the Stadium Management Company at the MKM Stadium following the sale of Hull City to discuss the future and is encouraged by what was said.

Bellamy’s end?

Could Melbourne Storm head coach Craig Bellamy be heading for the exit after the exodus of a number of his stars? The Daily Telegraph has revealed that he is pondering. Read more here.

Sinfield latest

Kevin Sinfield’s impact has been felt at his new club with the i newspaper revealing the transformation that has taken hold since Sinfield moved in terms of defensive success as well as off the field magic. Read more here.

Horror injury

New Halifax Panthers signing Brad Knowles suffered a horror injury as he took to the field for his debut for his new club. Yorkshire Live reported that he suffered “a subluxation of his hip, a rupture of the hamstring which has come off the bone and a hematoma due to the excessive trauma caused by the injury.”

Williams on NRL return

George Williams has had his say on a potential return to the NRL after moving to the Warrington Wolves midway through the 2021 season. He also revealed his relationship with the Canberra Raiders players and staff. Read more here.

Beaumont slams vaccine

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont has slammed the COVID-19 vaccine and believes the world should ‘move on’.

Vikings tribute

Widnes Vikings have paid tribute to former star Liam Walsh with a minute’s silence following his death at the end of last year. The police are still looking for information. Read more here.

Segeyaro’s message

Former Leeds Rhinos hooker James Segeyaro has sent out an ominous message that he is well and truly back ahead of his move t Manly Sea Eagles’ feeder team. Read more here.

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