Rugby League News: Stunning Hardaker decision, Johnstone’s brilliant replacement, Castleford man’s prison time & Gale to Super League rivals?

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…

Dufty’s shock discovery

Warrington Wolves star Matt Dufty has made a shock discovery since making the move to the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Dufty has played two games and missed one through injury so far. Read more here.

Wakefield stadium

Wakefield Trinity are going hell for leather on their redevelopment of Belle Vue.

After starting work a month ago, Trinity have been making great strides. Read more here.

Gale future

The future of Hull FC’s Luke Gale has yet to be sorted after joining the club on a one-year deal.

However, Serious About Rugby League has revealed the likeliest situation. Read more here.

Bans, bans, bans

The Disciplinary Match Review Panel issued its charges to Super League players over the weekend.

There wasn’t good news for Castleford Tigers, Hull KR, Hull FC, St Helens or Wigan Warriors. Read more here.

Wigan man’s bizarre referee incident

A Wigan Warriors has been bizarrely cited for an incident with a referee in their loss to Wakefield Trinity on Sunday.

It came up in the Disciplinary Match Review Panel Minutes. Read more here.

Hull KR signing on crutches

A Hull KR signing has been left on crutches following the weekend’s rugby league.

It is not a good start for incoming new head coach Willie Peters in terms of his plans going forward. Read more here.

LMS and Roby future

Two veterans of the St Helens side are reportedly close to sorting out their futures.

That’s according to Rugby League Live who have done pieces of James Roby and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and where they may play in 2023. LMS said: ““Am I on board at St Helens next season? I don’t know yet, we’ll have to just wait and see, but hopefully I can get it over the line.”

Why Connor has been banned

Hull FC’s Jake Connor has been given a ban by the Disciplinary Match Review Panel.

And, Serious About Rugby League has analysed just why the maverick will be forced to sit out the next game. Read more here.

Walker’s biggest move of his career

Hull FC’s Leeds Rhinos loanee Jack Walker is set to face the biggest move of his career.

It comes following a heartbreaking injury sustained in Hull’s demolition by St Helens on Sunday. Read more here.

Money being offered to French

Leading rugby league agent Craig Harrison of Show Me The Money UK has addressed the money being offered to Wigan Warriors star Bevan French.

Harrison spoke on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast about the French question. Read more here.

Johnstone replacement

Wakefield Trinity will be losing star winger Tom Johnstone at the end of the 2022 Super League season to the Catalans Dragons.

But their replacement should make Wakefield fans very happy indeed. Read more here.

Sky Sports fixture changes

More Super League fixtures have been changed to fit in the Sky Sports schedule.

Those affected will be playing on Bank Holiday Monday with the likes of Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers having to change. Read more here.

Stunning Hardaker decision

A stunning decision on Zak Hardaker has been made by Leeds Rhinos since his move from the Wigan Warriors.

Hardaker has been in fine form for Rohan Smith since making his move back to where it all started. Read more here.

Channel 4 viewing figures

The latest viewing figures for Channel 4’s coverage of Salford Red Devils’ fixture against Huddersfield Giants have been revealed.

It was the last game of the regular season to be broadcast on terrestrial TV. Read more here.

Castleford man’s prison experience

A Castleford Tigers man has spoken out about his own prison experience on his social media page.

It is a major revelation and one that is certainly worth watching. Read more here.

Attendances and injuries

The latest round of Super League attendances have been revealed with some superb numbers and some poor ones. Read more here.

In terms of injuries the likes of Warrington Wolves, St Helens and Leeds Rhinos have suffered greatly. Read more here.

Harrowing truth behind Kirmond’s murder

The harrowing truth behind the murder of Jack Kirmond, brother of ex-Super League star Danny, has been revealed.

It has also been revealed that Kirmond’s organs have been donated to nine separate people. Read more here.

Woolf’s future

The future of current Super League head coach Kristian Woolf has been reportedly revealed by a former St Helens coach.

Nathan Brown spoke on The Bye Round podcast with James Graham about Woolf at Saints and dropped a clanger. Read more here.

Fan banned for life

A rugby league fan has been banned for life following a bizarre shoe incident at a home game.

A petition has since been signed – with over 3,000 signatures – to get the fan reinstated. Read more here.

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