Rugby League News: Rival SL clubs monitoring Cas man, Leeds, Hull and Wire recruitment latest, Wakefield fight for star & Wigan and Saints upheaval?

Rugby League News – keeping you up to date with the latest news from the world of rugby league.

Here are some of the headline-grabbing stories from the last 24 hours.

Burrow’s message

Rob Burrow has written a heartfelt message on his social media to all of his supporters and the rugby league family. Kevin Sinfield recently completed a 101-mile run in 24 hours to raise money for two Motor Neurone Disease charities. Read more on Burrow’s message here.

Best pundits

Serious About Rugby League has written an article detailing the five best pundits in rugby league. They have been taken from Sky Sports as well as the BBC.

Cockayne contract

Ben Cockayne will go past his 39th birthday in the sport of rugby league after signing a new one-year deal at a Yorkshire club. Cockayne has previously played for the likes of Wakefield Trinity and Hull KR. Read more here.

Mata’utia speaks out

Peter Mata’utia has spoken out against the recent restrictions being given out by the Prime Minister after it was allegedly revealed that Downing Street held a Christmas party last year. Read more on Mata’utia’s views here.

Huddersfield new shirt

Huddersfield Giants brought out both a home and away kit last night – and it’s impressive to say the least. Read more and see the kit here.

Cornwall coup

Cornwall RLFC have made their first ever signing and it’s a big one! A former Leeds Rhinos forward and Grand Final winner will be making the trip to the south coast. Read more here.

Relegation favourites

The relegation favourites to drop out of Super League have been revealed with one surprises along the way. Leigh were, of course, the team at the bottom of the pile, but who is favoured in 2022? Read more here.

Interest in ex-Cas forward

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that a former Castleford Tigers forward was subject to interest from a number of Championship sides.

Widdop return?

Warrington head coach Daryl Powell has given an update to the Warrington Guardian on star halfback Gareth Widdop and his return to the club. Widdop has been in Australia following the end of the season with his family.

Tom Davies offers

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that Tom Davies has been handed offers by a number of Super League sides after impressing for the Catalans Dragons.

Bulls rivals

Bradford Bulls chairman Nigel Wood has told West Yorkshire Radio Rugby League who Bradford’s greatest challengers will be in the 2022 Championship season. Read more here.

New structure confirmation

The RFL has confirmed the structures for 2022 and 2023 on their website. It brings the end to speculation about what format Super League and the Championship would look like. Read more on the decision here.

Former SL grounds

Serious About Rugby League has written an article about what 13 former rugby league grounds look like in the present day, with houses and even supermarkets being built on the site.

Reynolds update

Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson has given an update to the Hull Daily Mail on Josh Reynolds with the latter still in Australia after succumbing to a bad injury during the 2021 season.

Legends’ sons

Serious About Rugby League has written an article detailing which five former rugby league legends’ sons are set to be the next big thing in the sport.

FC stalwart in film

A former Hull FC stalwart is set to make a shock appearance in a new film that will be out in cinemas in February 2022. It seems a far cry away from the MKM Stadium! Read more here.

Inglis on return

Greg Inglis has revealed why he is coming out of retirement to make a return to rugby league. He played just three games for Warrington in the 2021 season. Read more on Inglis’ new club here.

Wire will find it difficult to keep star

Warrington Wolves will find it tough to keep new signing Billy Magoulias past one or two seasons, according to the World Wide of Sports. The forward arrives from Cronulla Sharks.

Wigan let one go

Wigan Warriors have reportedly missed out on the signing of a proven try scorer as they did not have enough quota spaces available. Wigan have already signed the likes of Patrick Mago and Kaide Ellis from the NRL. Read more about Wigan missing out on a target here.

Pryce injury horror and shock switch

The Sun has revealed that Huddersfield Giants starlet Will Pryce ruptured his ankle ligament at the end of the season whilst playing for the England Knights. He will also be playing at fullback for the 2022 Super League season. The teenager, son of former St Helens hero Leon, excelled in the halves in 2021, but it looks like a shift is on the cards.

Super League dilemmas

Serious About Rugby League has written an article about the dilemmas that some Super League sides face concerning their out-of-contract stars as pre-season gets in full swing.

Three clubs monitoring Trueman

Yorkshire Live has also revealed their own list of out of contract stars which includes the likes of  Saints trio Morgan Knowles, Matty Lees and Regan Grace, the latter of whom the paper revealed had interest from rugby union during 2021. Yorkshire Live has also revealed the latest on Tom Johnstone as well as the idea that three clubs – Leeds, Hull FC and Warrington are said to be ‘considering their options’ on Jake Trueman, who is also off contract.

Wiganers off contract

The Manchester Evening News has revealed ten Wigan stars who are off contract at the end of the 2022 Super League season – including Zak Hardaker and Liam Farrell.

Naiqama’s partner opens up

Kevin Naiqama’s partner has opened up on his move following his exit from St Helens. Naiqama has signed a one-year deal with an NRL side. Read more on his partner’s reaction here.

Brough future

Serious About Rugby League has revealed what the retiring Danny Brough’s next move is after hanging up his boots due to a bad injury.

Leilua future

New Featherstone Rovers signing Joey Leilua has hinted where his future lies beyond Featherstone to Sporting News. The former Canberra Raiders star has signed a one-year deal. Read more on Leilua’s future plans beyond 2022 here.

Sacked NRL star ‘coerced’

Sacked NRL star John Asiata has revealed on his social media that he was ‘coerced’ into being vaccinated and subsequently refused. Read more on the issue here.

Bradford pitch

Bradford Bulls’ pitch drew controversy earlier in the year after not being the required dimensions. Now, though, chairman Nigel Wood has spoken to West Yorkshire Radio Rugby League about updates to the stadium. Read more here.

Williams’ message

George Williams has sent an ominous message to the rest of Super League. Williams only joined Warrington midway through the 2021 season from NRL side Canberra Raiders. Read more on Williams’ warning here.

Penrith in for England star

Penrith Panthers have emerged as a shock suitor of an England international, according to the Daily Telegraph. The Panthers have lost Api Koroisau to Wests Tigers. Read more on the shock chase here.

Naiqama’s new club

Kevin Naiqama’s new club have announced his signing after weeks of speculation. The Fijian international centre was said to be close to retiring before performing a u-turn. Read more here.

Wakefield signing

Wakefield Trinity have signed former Newcastle Thunder and Featherstone Rovers outside back Thomas Minns, according to Yorkshire Live.

Cas star reveals abuse

Castleford Tigers halfback Danny Richardson has revealed the lengths of fan abuse he has been subjected to over the years in an interview with Trot The Egg In. Read more here.

Edwards speaks out

Kenny Edwards has told the Castleford Tigers website how much he is looking forward to the new season under new head coach Lee Radford.

Wakefield star on ‘dark times’

Wakefield Trinity’s new signing Liam Hood has opened up to the Yorkshire Post about his ‘dark times’ as a player in the past.

Evalds for Cas

Niall Evalds, according to Sporting Index, has Castleford’s lowest odds to be the Super League top try-scorer in 2022, with him being given odds of 20/1.

Isa on Peet

Willie Isa has given his honest appraisal of new Wigan head coach Matty Peet in the Manchester Evening News. Peet takes the reins from departing head coach Adrian Lam.

Hull duo future

The Hull Daily Mail has given an update on the futures of Jamie Shaul and Jordan Johnstone after Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson revealed his plans for the duo.

Leeds coup

Leeds Rhinos have managed to ward off NRL and rugby union interest to make a huge statement in their latest piece of business. The Leeds website broke the news. Read more here.

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