Rugby league News: McDermott in court, Leeds’ salary cap issue, Super League referee DROPPED & O’Neill’s controversial incident

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…

McDermott in court

Current Featherstone Rovers head coach Brian McDermott was in court on Tuesday, according to The Stray Ferret.

The former Leeds Rhinos boss pleaded guilty to a driving offence. Read more here.

Bradford’s new boss

Bradford Bulls are set to appoint a surprising name as their new head coach, according to The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

The new name will be taking over permanently from John Kear and his assistant Mark Dunning who has been interim coach. Read more here.

Peet slams Warrington as transfer debacle ensues

It’s safe to say that Wigan Warriors head coach Matt Peet is unhappy with the Warrington Wolves, Wigan Today has revealed. It follows transfer news that broke yesterday morning. Read more here.

You can also read more on that transfer news here – the reason why Peet has criticised his rivals.

Hull FC’s big signings

Serious About Rugby League has broached the idea of two major Hull FC signings heading into the 2023 Super League season.

If true, it would change the Black and Whites completely. Read more here.

Wakefield’s surprise signing

Wakefield Trinity have bolstered their side with the signing of a rugby union winger.

The recruit may come as a surprise, with the 30-year-old having been without a club. Read more here.

Police search

A police search into finding a former St Helens, Wigan Warriors and Bradford Bulls man has been concluded.

His family’s fears are still that he has been abducted and have called in a private investigator. Read more here.

Hull FC’s damning news

Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson has given damning news on a number of his stars following the weekend’s action to the Yorkshire Post.

Adam Swift, Luke Gale and another Hull man have been in a bit of a pickle. Read more here.

Referee DROPPED as Hicks steps in

The Super League refereeing appointments have been revealed for this weekend’s round of fixtures.

However, there has been an interesting omission from the list with Robert Hicks set to step in. Read more here.

O’Neill causes controversy

Former Castleford Tigers forward Jacques O’Neill has caused a great deal of controversy inside the Love Island villa.

It’s down to an incident with a fellow Islander. Read more here.

Springer’s new club

Serious About Rugby League has revealed where former Castleford Tigers prop Gadwin Springer is heading.

Springer recently left Toulouse Olympique to return to the UK. Read more here.

Norman and Ratchford lock in 2023 club

St Helens forward Dan Norman has locked in a club for 2023. Read more here.

The same is also true of Warrington Wolves man Stefan Ratchford who has spent 13 years at the Cheshire club. Read more here.

Football forces fixture change

Because of the recent EFL fixtures being released, another Super League has had to change its fixture list.

Hull FC already seem to have a clash with Hull City whilst a Super League rival has had to move. Read more here.

Destinations for Thompson

Serious About Rugby League has revealed four potential destinations for former St Helens forward Luke Thompson.

Thompson has returned to the UK after being granted compassionate leave by Canterbury Bulldogs in the NRL. Read more here.

Hastings bombshell

Former Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils star Jackson Hastings has dropped a bombshell.

The halfback has been linked with a move elsewhere after enjoying a stellar season back in the NRL. Read more here.

SL captain wants big move

A Super League captain reportedly wants a big move, according to The Mole at the Wide World of Sports.

If true, it would spell the end of a great time at his current club. Read more here.

Newman’s father attacks RFL

Leeds Rhinos’ Harry Newman on Tuesday night was given an upgraded ban by the Disciplinary Match Review Panel. Find out why here.

However, Newman’s father was seriously unhappy and blasted the governing body. Read more here.

Burgess to SL?

Former Bradford Bulls and South Sydney Rabbitohs hero Sam Burgess has been talking on James Graham’s The Bye Round podcast.

There, Burgess revealed a sensational Super League offer. Read more here.

Hughes to leave Wire and Leeds’ salary cap problem

Another exit from the Warrington Wolves is expected with captain Jack Hughes the next to go, according to Examiner Live. It follows the news that the likes of Mike Cooper, Josh Charnley and Jason Clark are all leaving.

The same publication has also revealed that Leeds Rhinos are unlikely to bring anyone new into the club given their salary cap situation following Zak Hardaker’s mid-season move, whilst Leroy Cudjoe also wants to stay at the Huddersfield Giants.

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