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Here are some of the headline-grabbing stories from the last 24 hours.
McDermott on Powell
Former Leeds Rhinos forward Barrie McDermott has told the Rugby League Review podcast about his opinion on Daryl Powell and their chances in 2022. Read more here.
Serious About Rugby League has revealed the latest on Tom Johnstone’s future and his link to another Super League side.
New signing’s bizarre tirade
Featherstone’s new signing Joseph Leilua has launched a bizarre tirade, stating ‘everyone f***ing’ hates me’ in an Instagram post as he prepares for his move to the UK. Read more here.
Chris Sandow’s return is said to be nearing with ‘multiple’ clubs said to be interested, according to Australian sources. Sandow hasn’t played since ending his professional career in 2018 after a stint with Warrington. Read more here.
St Helens’ stadium has been given a major status in world rugby stadiums, according to liverugbytickets. The Totally Wicked Stadium was originally built in 2012. Read more on Saints stadium here.
Leeds welcome signing
Leeds Rhinos have welcomed their new signing as he arrives in the UK for the first time after diverting from the United States on his way from Australia. Read more on the signing here.
Naiqama will not play centre
Kevin Naiqama will not play in the centre for his new club, according to the Daily Telegraph. The Fijian international spent three years at St Helens, winning three Grand Finals in a row. Read more on his centre snub here.
Serious About Rugby League has revealed their five best signings from relegated clubs, with one Super League – the Castleford Tigers in particular involved.
Ex-Cas man’s near death experience
A former Castleford Tigers star has opened up on his near-death experience on the Talk Your Walk podcast. It came after receiving an elbow to the throat. Read more here.
Bipolar disorder revelation
A former Warrington Wolves star has revealed to NRL.com about his shock bipolar disorder revelation. He has recently been giving back to his local community. Read more on the revelation here.
Try of the season
Our League’s Try of the Season has been announced and there will be no qualms about the result following the last-minute heroics of one particular Super League side. Watch the try here.
The Reserves will return for the 2022 season after being postponed in 2021 following the COVID-19 pandemic. There will also be an extra side competing. Read more here.
Pryce’s positional switch explained
Serious About Rugby League has revealed what a Huddersfield Giants teammate has said about Will Pryce’s surprise positional change. The electric playmaker burst onto the scene in the 2021 Super League season.
Salary cap breaches
Serious About Rugby League has revealed the ten salary cap breaches and the punishment handed out for each one.
Former Leeds coaching target returns
He had been linked with a move to the Leeds Rhinos during the summer, but a head coach has returned from his stint in rugby union following a successful spell under Eddie Jones at England. Read more here.
Bradford’s Super 8
Bradford Bulls’ eight signings made from Super League teams have been revealed with a former Warrington Wolves halfback and Castleford Tigers playmaker amongst them. Read more here.
Radford halfback choice
Lee Radford has told Super League that he is excited about his four halfback choices at Castleford with Danny Richardon impressing the former Hull boss.
SL and NRL clubs circle Thompson
Super League and NRL clubs are circling Canterbury Bulldogs star Luke Thompson, the Daily Telegraph has reported. The former St Helens forward still has two years left on his contract. Read more here.
Wakefield stadium latest
Wakefield Trinity are expected to be given the green light for the redevelopment of Belle Vue, according to Insider Media. However, Trinity chairman John Minards isn’t counting his chickens just yet. Read more here.
Saints long-term deal
St Helens have made a huge statement with handing a long-term deal to an international forward. The club are ready to try and win four Grand Finals in a row. Read more on the deal here.
Ex-Wakefield star ready for coaching gig
A former Wakefield Trinity star is ready to take the reins for an established NRL club after learning his trade at four different sides. Read more here.
Grand Final-winning boss to return
A Grand Final-winning head coach is ready to return to front-line coaching after a spell out of the game. He had also been linked with the Leeds Rhinos earlier in the year. Read more here.
New McGuire role
Danny McGuire has taken a new coaching role. The former Leeds Rhinos halfback will still be assistant to Tony Smith at Hull KR. Read more on the move here.
Coote’s moving troubles
Lachlan Coote has revealed that he was the victim of a police probe into his removal van’s driver after moving from St Helens to East Yorkshire to be nearer his new side Hull KR. Read more about the incident here.
Jones-Bishop speaks out
Ben Jones-Bishop has spoken out about his move to the Sheffield Eagles in an interview with the Sheffield Star. The winger has previously played for both Leeds and Wakefield.
Gale on Reynolds
Luke Gale has told the Hull Daily Mail about his excitement in linking up with Josh Reynolds, despite the duo going at it on the field a few times last season. The Hull halfback is still in Australia after heading back home following the need for rehab.
Jake Mamo has told League Express that he wants to play centre after joking about wanting to be a fullback because they get paid more! He also revealed that fullback is a lot more stressful.