Rugby League News: Pryce deletes social media, Smith speculation, Johnstone’s health & Leeds players react to Agar

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…

Pryce reacts and deletes social media

Will Pryce has told The Sun that he deleted social media in the wake of his ten-match ban after being targeted with a number of messages following his tackle on Hull FC’s Connor Wynne. The Huddersfield Giants star will be out for over two months after being found guilty at a tribunal last night.

Pryce has reacted to his ban and had his own say on the incident, breaking his silence on the matter after the weekend. Read more here. You can also watch new footage of the incident here.

Mason’s son

The son of former St Helens, Huddersfield Giants and Castleford Tigers prop Keith Mason made his Super League scholarship debut last night.

Mason himself has become a film star and will be hoping his son follows in his rugby league footsteps. Read more on the deal here.

Johnstone latest

Wakefield Trinity winger Tom Johnstone has provided the latest update on his health.

The star left the field against Warrington Wolves last weekend due to a head knock and he has reacted to the news. Read more here.

Wigan stadium

Wigan Warriors and Wigan Athletic are reportedly close to signing a groundbreaking deal, Wigan Today has revealed.

Wigan Warriors now rent the stadium after the Latics took control under new owners. Read more here.

Cas injury blows

Castleford Tigers are set to be without one of their new signings after it was confirmed he broke his hand, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Castleford head coach Lee Radford has also given an update on the likes of Niall Evalds and Adam Milner. Read more on the broken hand injury here.

Hull FC/Sheffield

Sheffield Eagles have released a statement ahead of their Challenge Cup tie with Hull FC at the weekend.

The game will be played at Featherstone Rovers after the Olympic Legacy Park fails to be ready. Read more on the defiant statement here.

Shock favourite emerges for Leeds

A shock favourite has emerged for the Leeds Rhinos job, according to the Daily Telegraph following Richard Agar’s departure on Monday. The likes of Danny Ward and Danny McGuire have been linked with the role, but this man is the favourite. Read more here.

Ex-Leeds Rhinos men Richie Mathers and Chev Walker have also waded into the debate and believes a former Bradford Bulls coach should be the man to look for. Read more on their views here.

Important Warrington deals

Warrington Wolves have struck an important deal to host Challenge Cup games further down the line. Read more here.

Amongst these incredible deals stands ‘one of the most significant deals in the club’s history’ according to the Warrington website. Read more about that incredible deal here.

Premier Sports moved

A key Challenge Cup fixture this weekend has had the time of its coverage changed as well as its channel.

For the first time, Challenge Cup games will be broadcast live on Premier Sports. Read more about the altered time here.

Smith speculation

Hull KR boss Tony Smith has been linked with a move to Leeds Rhinos and was not present for his side’s press conference yesterday.

Stanley Gene took over proceedings in the press conference with Danny McGuire also absent. Read more here.

Cooke addresses Smith speculation

Hull FC and Hull KR legend Paul Cooke has addressed the speculation on Tony Smith apparent link with Leeds Rhinos, Hull Live has reported.

Cooke said: “I don’t think the Hull KR job is any less appealing than the Leeds job right now.”

Ferguson’s new club

Sacked rugby union star Blake Ferguson has found a new rugby league club and will be playing this weekend. Read more here.

However, the former Parramatta Eels winger has also been linked with a move to Super League, according to Yorkshire Live.

Leeds players react to Agar

Interim coach Jamie Jones-Buchanan has revealed how the Leeds Rhinos players reacted to Richard Agar stepping down on Monday. Read more here.

Jones-Buchanan also spoke about which player has ‘blown’ his mind whilst another has been hit with a cruel injury blow. Read more here.

Tuimavave return

Hull FC star Carlos Tuimavave is set to return for the Black and Whites in this weekend’s Challenge Cup fixture against Sheffield Eagles, Hull Live has reported.

Tuimavave has missed the entire season so far with a hamstring injury.

Sio, Coote, Whare and Grace latest

There have been major updates given on Salford’s Ken Sio, Hull KR’s Lachlan Coote and St Helens’ Regan Grace ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.

Read more on Sio here. Hull KR assistant coach Stanley Gene spoke on Coote here and St Helens boss Kristian Woolf spoke on Grace here. Catalans last night also released news on Dean Whare who has suffered a horror injury. Read more here.

Agar rejected

Richard Agar rejected a big move to a different club ahead of the 2022 season, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

He has, of course, stood down as head coach Leeds Rhinos. Read more on the offer here.

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