Rugby League News: Radford jokes about Jake Connor and Hull, Warrington player exit & ex-Wigan halfback signs for Bolton Wanderers

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…

Warrington player exit

Rugby League Live has revealed that Warrington Wolves are set to wave goodbye to one of their forwards for the rest of the 2022 Super League season.

The publication has reported that Ellis Robson will be heading to Toulouse Olympique on a season-long loan.

Vatuvei’s jail sentence

Former Salford Red Devils winger Manu Vatuvei has been handed a lengthy jail sentence for his role in the importation of drugs, Fox Sports has revealed.

The hulking winger, nicknamed ‘The Beast’ played for Salford for two seasons. Read more on his jail sentence here.

Hull stadium

The new Hull City owner has spoken out about their relationship with Hull FC and chairman Adam Pearson, according to Hull Live.

Pearson had a strained relationship with former owners the Allam family through the Stadium Management Company. Read more on the Hull stadium situation here.

‘Criminal’ to leave this man out

A Wakefield Trinity player has said that it is ‘criminal’ that England head coach Shaun Wane has left out this star from his training squad.

Wane revealed his England 30-man squad on Tuesday with a few surprise names in there. Read more here.

Most disciplined Super League side revealed

The most disciplined side in Super League has been revealed after three rounds of numerous cards and bans.

This Super League club has had no cards or suspensions – remarkable considering the crackdown since the start of the season. Read more here.

Sinfield’s bombshell

Kevin Sinfield has told the Ventur Further podcast his biggest regret from his rugby league career.

Sinfield recently made the switch to rugby union to become defence coach at Leicester Tigers and has since earned rave reviews. Read more on his regret here.

Disciplinary revelation

Disciplinary Match Review Panel chief Paul Cullen spoke to the Sin Bin podcast tonight alongside referee Robert Hicks to discuss the major suspensions over the opening weeks of Super League.

Among them were Hull FC’s Luke Gale, Castleford Tigers’ Bureta Faraimo and Leeds Rhinos’ James Bentley. Read more here.

Watkins’ major update

There has been a major development on Salford Red Devils star Kallum Watkins after spending a year out of rugby due to injury.

Watkins moved to Salford from NRL side Gold Coast Titans a couple of years ago. Read more on the update here.

Tomkins and Widdop latest

Speaking of major developments, both Sam Tomkins and Gareth Widdop have been in the news with big news.

Tomkins’ Catalans Dragons take on Widdop’s Warrington Wolves tomorrow night in Super League round four. Read more on the big news here.

SL and RFL agreement

Super League and the RFL have agreed to a landmark deal that could have huge repercussions for clubs at all levels.

It follows a series of meetings with clubs and governing bodies in a bid to improve communication through the sport. Read more here.

Agar and Poching’s big losses

Leeds Rhinos head coach Richard Agar has lamented his side’s losses as six forwards are set to sit out tonight’s fixture with Wakefield Trinity. Agar also posted an update on Harry Newman and David Fusitu’a after the duo were injured in recent weeks. Read more here.

The Yorkshire Evening Post has revealed that Wakefield head coach Willie Poching has also spoken out against major losses his side face. Read more here.

Radford jokes about Jake Connor and Hull and talks injuries

Rugby League Live has revealed that Castleford Tigers head coach Lee Radford has fired shots at former club Hull FC and Jake Connor ahead of their reunion in Sunday’s clash. Read more on Radford’s comments here.

Radford also gave an important injury update with one star expected to face three months on the sidelines in a cruel twist of fate. Read more here.

Ex-Wiganer signs for Bolton

A former Wigan Warriors halfback has signed for Bolton Wanderers in the English Football League, the Manchester Evening News has reported.

The former Wigan halfback revealed he still keeps in touch with former teammates and keeps up with results. Read more here.

Televised clashes

Four of the five Challenge Cup fifth round ties will be televised, with the BBC taking a major derby, Premier Sports taking the tie of the round and The Sportsman showing Featherstone Rovers.

All venues, dates and times and TV details can be found here.

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