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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…
Hodgson on Gale
Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson has told Hull Live about the major role that the suspended Luke Gale is playing around the club despite not being on the field.
Hodgson said: “He’s been down and helped some of the academy sessions, he’s helped Ben McNamara and he’s been a vocal voice.”
Jack Sinfield has been coming through the ranks at Leeds Rhinos, but he told his Ashton College media that he has found one thing a problem.
The 17-year-old has yet to make his debut for the West Yorkshire club in Super League, though he did play in pre-season. Read more on his difficulty here.
Former Castleford Tigers star Denny Solomona has reflected on his time in England and Super League as he finds a shock new club.
The winger was at the Jungle for two seasons before leaving under acrimonious circumstances at the end of 2016 for Sale Sharks in rugby union. Read more about his new club here.
Sneyd on Hull FC exit
Salford Red Devils halfback Marc Sneyd has told The Sun that he had no intention of leaving Hull FC at first.
Sneyd said: “Genuinely, I had no intention of leaving Hull FC whatsoever. I was still contracted there for this season, so my goal was to have a big season and get another contract there. I had no issues whatsoever staying but Salford asked the question about the possibility of me moving.”
Hull KR head coach Tony Smith has given the latest to Hull Live on star fullback Lachlan Coote after he missed last week’s fixture against St Helens with a quad issue as well as Kane Linnett.
Smith said: “Kane is back in the squad but I don’t know about Lachlan.” KR face Salford Red Devils on Friday night.
Eden on Connor
Castleford Tigers winger Greg Eden has responded to the try that he scored against Hull FC on Sunday afternoon in an interview with the Castleford website.
Eden scored a hat-trick, but rounded Jake Connor superbly for his third and has spoken about what Connor was saying during the game. Read more here.
Widnes Vikings have had to make another statement following a crowd invasion at Monday night’s Premier Sports fixture against Barrow Raiders.
The club warned it could have “serious consequences.” Read more on the incident here.
Woolf on Grace
St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf has provided Saints TV with a major update on winger Regan Grace and has had his say on Konrad Hurrell following his one-match suspension.
Grace has yet to play since injuring his elbow during the off-season. Read more on the major update here.
Cas sign trio
The women’s side has yet to play a game in the new Super League season, with this weekend hosting round one.
BBC in huge boost
The BBC has given a major boost to televised rugby league following a news release yesterday morning, the rugby league home website revealed.
The channel already provides Challenge Cup coverage, but that has now been extended in an exciting deal. Read more here.
A training scrap has taken place between two stars at one particular club, according to the Daily Telegraph.
It’s never good when something like this happens, but the duo appeared to laugh it off on social media later on. Read more here.
Thompson and Sutton bombshell
With former Wigan Warriors forward Ryan Sutton expected to make the move to Canterbury Bulldogs, that is set to have major repercussions elsewhere, according to Fox Sports.
Luke Thompson’s future at Canterbury has been well documented since the off-season started, but there has now been a bombshell. Read more here.
Takairangi stood down
Hull KR’s Brad Takairangi has been stood down by the club pending his court case at the end of March, head coach Tony Smith revealed in yesterday’s pre-match press conference.
He had just four carries and made just four tackles against St Helens last Friday. Read more on his incident here.
The refereeing appointments have been revealed for this weekend’s games with Liam Moore getting the marquee gig.
One referee is, however, absent for the second week running whilst another is consigned to the video refereeing role. Read more here.
Newman and Reynolds news
Major news has been released on Harry Newman and Josh Reynolds after both were declared absent from their respective squad lists for tomorrow night’s fixture.
Leeds Rhinos will take on Hull FC, but the latest has been revealed on the important duo. Read more here.