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Rugby League News: Powell’s coaching future, Hull FC new signing & Super League groundshare?

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…

Rugby league takeover

Rugby league is set to be taken over by by a new specialist company, IMG, according to Rugby League Live.

Rugby League Live revealed that IMG has a repertoire of events that includes “tennis’ Miami Open, World’s Strongest Man and UFC, which has produced household stars such as Connor McGregor and Ronda Rousey. They also own the international broadcast rights to the FA Cup.”

Farrell on drug use

Liam Farrell has told Rugby League Live that drug use is not widespread in rugby league after claims from former players that is the case.

Farrell said: “I’ve never been involved in a team where it has been used and I can one hundred per cent say there’s nothing in this team where there’s anything like that knocking about.”

Newman blow

Leeds Rhinos star centre Harry Newman received a big blow in last night’s victory over Wakefield Trinity.

Leeds ran out 34-18 winners, but Newman missed most of the second-half after limping off just after the break. Read more here on Newman’s injury and Agar’s view of the incident.

RFL investigation

The RFL will investigate alleged homophobic abuse from a fixture held at the weekend against a Warrington Wolves man. It will be referred for further investigation after it fell outside the Disciplinary Match Review Panel’s jurisdiction. Read more here.

Bans have aloo been handed out to Castleford Tigers and Huddersfield men following another disciplinary analysis. Read more on that here.

Hull FC new signing

Hull FC have brought in another signing that has been likened to a St Helens great.

He follows the likes of Luke Gale, Kane Evans and Joe Lovodua through the doors at the MKM Stadium. Read more here.

Chase on Koukash

Former Salford Red Devils and Castleford Tigers halfback Rangi Chase has told Serious About Rugby League all about former Salford owner Marwan Koukash.

Chase spent three seasons at Salford, but spilled all on his time at the club and the owner. Read more here.

Five out for Cas

The Yorkshire Post has revealed that five Castleford Tigers players will be missing for their clash with Hull FC.

Amongst those are Danny Richardson, Adam Milner, Bureta Faraimo, Liam Watts and Jacques O’Neill.

Leeds star almost left

Leeds Rhinos head coach Richard Agar has revealed that one of his stars almost left the club in recent seasons, but knuckled down and stayed.

Leeds thrashed local rivals Wakefield Trinity last night in a West Yorkshire derby. Read more on the star here.

Hull FC and Salford injury blow

Hull FC have been given a harsh blow with Carlos Tuimavave and Cam Scott set to be ruled out long-term, Hull Live has revealed. Tuimavave is set to be out for around two or three weeks with Scott ruled out for three months.

Hull FC aren’t alone in their injury dismay though with Salford Red Devils also incurring a big injury blow. Read more here.

Powell’s coaching ambition

Wigan Warriors hooker Sam Powell has told Wigan Today about his coaching ambitions.

Powell said: ““Coaching has always been something I have been passionate about, and something I want to go into. I just think by starting now it will give me a jump when I do come to retirement.”

Crabtree apology to Connor

Former Huddersfield Giants and England forward Eorl Crabtree has apologised to Hull FC’s Jake Connor.

Crabtree made comments about Connor and Hull FC last week before they took on Salford Red Devils. Read more here.

Huge offer for Wigan man?

A huge offer is in the pipeline for a Wigan Warriors man, according to the Daily Telegraph.

It follows the news that NRL clubs are set to go hunting for England internationals at the World Cup. Read more here.

Super League club approached for bizarre groundshare

Super League club Hull KR have been approached for a bizarre groundshare idea, according to the Daily Mirror.

Craven Park now holds over 12,000 spectators following upgrades around the venue. Read more here.

Takairangi latest

Hull Live has reported that Hull KR’s Brad Takairangi is set to be sentenced at the end of March after admitting to drunk driving on the motorway.

The Hull KR utility was arrested between Christmas and New Year, but has played in every Super League game so far. Read more here.

Warrington loan forward

Warrington Wolves have loaned a forward out, their club website revealed yesterday afternoon.

The Wolves are set to play Catalans Dragons tonight, live on Sky Sports. Read more about the forward’s departure here.

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