Rugby League News: SL referee in car crash, ‘freak accident’ threatened SL man’s career, shock Bradford coaching exit, ex-Wire man in hospital & fans rage over Sinfield

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.

Charnley’s future after rugby

Josh Charnley has revealed where his future lies after rugby league. The winger is currently at the Warrington Wolves and has been since 2018. Read more about his future here.

Wolves contracts

Serious About Rugby League has revealed which Warrington Wolves. players have their contracts ending at the end of the 2022 Super League.

Williams’ shock revelation

Sonny Bill Williams has given a shock revelation to Ruck about his children and their future careers. Williams recently dodged an $8 million deal. Read more about the revelation here.

‘Freak accident’ threatened career

Serious About Rugby League has revealed how a ‘freak accident’ threatened the career and even the life of a Huddersfield Giants star.

Westwood’s new career and shock meet

Ben Westwood’s new career has thrown up a surprise meeting with a World Strongest Man’s competitor and winner. The former Warrington Wolves forward retired in 2019. Read more here.

Kear to reassess

Bradford Bulls head coach John Kear has told the Telegraph and Argus about his intention to reassess his side’s pre-season plans following the cancellation of their friendly with Halifax.

Fans fume over Sinfield

Rugby league fans have fumed over Kevin Sinfield’s glaring omission from the New Year’s Honours List after also being ignored for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year. Read more here.

Anderson role

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that current Warrington Wolves under-19s coach and former Huddersfield Giants boss Paul Anderson is set to take up a shock new role.

Burrow’s father in great message

Rob Burrow’s father, Geoff, has sent out a great New Year message following a defiant 2021 against Motor Neurone Disease. Rob was diagnosed back in December 2019. Read more here.

Ex-SL target in drugs charge

Ex-Super League target Blake Ferguson has been arrested after allegedly possessing cocaine and allegedly punching someone in a restaurant, according to Fox Sports. He had just touched down to start his new career. Read more here.

Talanoa on Hull

Serious About Rugby League has revealed just what former Hull FC star Fetuli Talanoa had to say about his stay at Hull, offers from elsewhere and the difficulties in the city.

Lolohea difficulties

Tui Lolohea has explained to the Say Less podcast how he has had difficulties in the past as well as opening up on Brett Hodgson and spilling the beans on his Leeds exit. Read more here.

SL table on points

Serious About Rugby League has revealed how the Super League table would have looked in 2021 if it had been decided on total points instead of points percentage.

Leilua return

Joey Leilua will not return to the NRL after his stint at Featherstone Rovers, according to one NRL chief executive who spoke to Fox Sports. Leilua has joined Rovers on a one-year deal. Read more here.

Ex-Cas prop retires

A former Castleford Tigers prop forward has retired after a personal loss. He also had spells with the Salford Red Devils. Read more here.

Former Warrington star in COVID horror

A former Warrington Wolves and NRL legend has been hospitalised following complications with COVID-19. On a side note, it follows the news that ex-Hull FC man Frank Pritchard was placed in an induced coma. Read more here.

SL referee in car crash

Liam Rush may have only just been promoted to the RFL’s full-time match officials, but he has already had an eventful life, surviving a bad car collision in 2021 after the car flipped on its roof, according to The Sun.

Atkins returns

Ryan Atkins has made his rugby return for a former club. He had hung up his boots at the end of the 2021 season after a short stint with York City Knights. Read more here.

Knowles reveals why

Morgan Knowles has told the Manchester Evening News just why he turned down NRL clubs to sign an extension to his St Helens contract.

Burgess’ $1 million deal

Sam Burgess is set to be handed a $1 million deal, according to the Daily Telegraph, if he agrees to a set of conditions. Read more about the deal here.

Pearce-Paul backed

Wigan Warriors’ Liam Farrell has told League Express that Kai Pearce-Paul has an incredible future ahead of him. The rangy back-rower excelled in 2021.

Thunder exit

Newcastle Thunder have revealed a shock, huge exit from their club. The north east side are gearing up for a tilt at Super League promotion in 2022, but they will have to do it without this figure. Read more here.

Bradford coach exit

A popular coach has exited the Bradford Bulls in what is a big shake up of the backroom staff. John Kear’s men are expected to finish in the Championship play-offs in 2022. Read more here.

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