Rugby League News: Major Cas deal, Burgess caught, Connor admission, Sinfield’s major revelation, referee reveals why he has quit, former star’s heart attack & ex-Leeds man linked with 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.

Major Cas deal

Castleford Tigers, on their club website, have announced yet another major deal that will see the club grow further in trying financial times. Read more here.

Referee on abuse and reasons for leaving

Serious About Rugby League has revealed why one Super League referee has left the sport as he outlines the rise in abuse at all levels of the sport.

Burgess caught

Sam Burgess has been caught in a rare, incredible moment with his three brothers on his own social media page. The quartet played together at the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Read more and see the photo here.

List of full-time referees

The list of full-time referees has been revealed with Ben Thaler, James Child, Chris Kendall, Liam Moore, Tom Grant and Marcus Griffiths taking up the mantle

Best pundits

Serious About Rugby League has revealed their five best pundits in Super League. Do you agree with the choices as well as the rankings given?

Connor admission

Hull FC’s Jake Connor has told the Yorkshire Post that it is time to deliver in an honest admission following a disappointing 2021 Super League campaign.

‘Freakish injuries’

Serious About Rugby League has revealed how one former Castleford Tigers star suffered with ‘freakish injuries’ during his career at the Jungle.

Marshall’s deal

Former Salford Red Devils head coach and ex-St Helens assistant coach Richard Marshall has found himself a new job in Super League. Is this a good move? Read more here.

Star return?

Former Leeds Rhinos star James Segeyaro is set to make his comeback to rugby league following a drugs scandal. He has recently been training at another club in a bid to earn a deal. Read more here.

Kear on Patton

Bradford Bulls head coach John Kear has had his own say, on Bulls TV, on his new halfback Dec Patton after the latter opened up about his former clubs. Read more here.

Ex-SL forward in brain battle

Serious About Rugby League has revealed how one former Super League forward has had to battle against brain injury – an injury that forced him to retire from the game.

Sinfield’s impact

Kevin Sinfield’s staggering impact on his new club has been revealed by City AM. The Leicester Tigers are now top of the Rugby Premiership after just one loss in 13 games. Read more on his impact here.

Legal team slams governing body

The legal team of an arrested rugby league star has slammed the rugby league governing body for the way they have handled the incident, according to Fox Sports. Read more here.

Hitchcox on Cas experience and exit

Serious About Rugby League has revealed just exactly what former Castleford Tigers star Jy Hitchcox thought about the club, Daryl Powell and his exit in 2018.

Heart attack for former star

A heart attack has taken away a former play Sulamai Lavea before his time, the Courier Mail has reported. Read more here.

Mellor clubs

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that former Huddersfield Giants star Alex Mellor had ‘a few’ clubs after him before he joined Leeds Rhinos.

RFL’s World Cup statement

The RFL has released its own statement on the World Cup being awarded to France for 2025 for only the third time in the competition’s history. Read more here.

Sculthorpe turns down two

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that former St Helens stalwart Paul Sculthorpe rejected two clubs in his time playing. Would he have been a good fit there?

Halton benefitting

The Yorkshire Post has revealed that new Hull KR forward Frankie Halton is benefitting from being in the environment with the likes of Danny McGuire and Stanley Gene.

Morley’s surprise appearance

Former Warrington Wolves and Salford Red Devils great Adrian Morley is set to make a surprise appearance at a local club’s season launch, according to the RFL’s website. Read more here.

Police unhappy over handling

Police are reportedly unhappy with how the governing body has handled the arrest of one rugby league star, according to the Daily Telegraph. Read more here.

Sculthorpe’s five best

Serious About Rugby League has revealed which five of his former competitors did Paul Sculthorpe name as the best he has played against. Any surprises?

Ex-Bradford man in shock upbringing revelation

A former Bradford Bulls player has told the Physio Spill about his tough upbringing and being around a brother that is addicted to drugs. Read more on the revelation here.

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