Rugby League News: Radford wants five Cas exits, Widdop’s shock new link, Hull FC stadium issue & Koukash to return?

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…

Radford wants five Cas exits

Castleford Tigers head coach Lee Radford is ready to put his stamp on his new squad after inheriting most of his side from Daryl Powell.

With that, according to the Full Eighty Minutes podcast, Radford has ‘five players at the club he doesn’t want.’ Read more on that here.

Tetevano mammoth ban

Leeds Rhinos star Zane Tetevano could be set for another major ban following last night’s game against St Helens. The forward was sent off with four minutes to go. Read more here.

Head coach Rohan Smith also made a confession on Tetevano’s incident as well as James Bentley’s yellow card. Read more here.

French close to deal

Wigan Warriors’ Bevan French is reportedly close to a deal for 2023, according to Sky Sports pundit Jenna Brooks.

The livewire fullback has been a key part of the Wigan side for the past few seasons. Read more here.

Fev lose two, Kear signs two

Featherstone Rovers have shipped out two of their new signings on short-term deals. Read more here.

John Kear has also made his first two signings as Widnes Vikings boss. Read more here.

Bateman hailed

John Bateman was hailed by Eddie Hemmings on The Last Tackle podcast for his performance in England’s win over Combined Nations All Stars last weekend.

The Wigan Warriors man excelled in the second-row and certainly put his hand up for England selection in the future.

Warrington players ‘rattled’

According to a Warrington’s Fan Panel Meeting, the Warrington Wolves players are ‘rattled’ after being handed one of three letters. Read more here.

The Wolves are, however, set for more big name signings through the door. Read more here.

Fages latest

Will Huddersfield Giants star Theo Fages return for Sunday’s clash against Hull KR?

The diminutive halfback has been out for a number of weeks following a calf injury.

Widdop’s shock new link

On the topic of Warrington Wolves, a shock link came about yesterday concerning Gareth Widdop and a potential new club.

He has been linked with a move to Castleford Tigers, but the new link is to a different club entirely. Read more here.

Channel 4’s next game and next hosts revealed

The next draw in the Channel 4 schedule has been revealed. Read more here.

Serious About Rugby League has also revealed who the next hosts of the Super League coverage will be. Read more here.

Challenge Cup 2023

Serious About Rugby League contacted the RFL about a potential venue and date for next year’s Challenge Cup Final.

After a major success at Tottenham Hotspur, the RFL have been asked about a return. Read more here.

TV drop

Unfortunately, rugby league viewers will be short of a game at the end of July after Leigh Centurions’ Premier Sports game has been dropped.

There has been no reason why revealed in the media, though one club has told Serious About Rugby League why it could be. Read more here.

Potential long-term bans

Wigan Warriors and Huddersfield Giants players face potential long-term bans if they are found guilty at a tribunal.

It follows the Disciplinary Match Review Panel’s meeting yesterday. Read more on the bans here.

Another Cas Love Island offer

Another Castleford Tigers star has revealed a Love Island offer after speaking with BBC Radio Leeds.

Jacques O’Neill has already caused a stir in the villa after his entrance last weekend. Read more here.

Mellor’s awkward conversations

New Castleford Tigers signing Alex Mellor has revealed ‘awkward’ conversations had to be made with former boss Rohan Smith and chief executive Gary Hetherington, he told BBC Radio Leeds.

Mellor signed a two and a half year deal at the Jungle earlier in the week. Read more here.

Brooks to SL?

Underfire Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks has reportedly been linked with a move out of Concord.

Now, could the diminutive number seven find himself in Super League? Read more here.

Hull stadium clash

Hull FC face a potential stadium clash with footballing side Hull City following the release of Championship fixtures.

FC have had a tentative relationship with the Stadium Management Company in recent years with City taking it over in 2022. Read more here.

Hull KR to sign three, lose three

Hull KR are set to lose three of their first-team squad for 2023. Read more here.

That is largely down to the signing of three new big names after new boss Willie Peters revealed the trio. Read more here.

Koukash to return?

Could former Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash make a return to Super League?

Serious About Rugby League has broached the possibility and took a step back to look at his journey. Read more here.

Pearce-Paul and Pryce to leave?

Wigan Warriors star Kai Pearce-Paul and Huddersfield Giants star Will Pryce are reportedly leaving their respective clubs, according to journalist Barry Toohey.

Both have reportedly signed for 2024 but the clubs want them earlier. Read more here and then read more on Pryce’s alleged move here.

Reynolds’ teammates speak out

Former Hull FC halfback Josh Reynolds left the club this week six months before his deal was set to end.

His former teammates have now spoken out about his departure. Read more here.

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