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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…
The Daily Mirror has revealed that Super League match officials are set to err on the side of caution when it comes to brandishing cards following the backlash gained in 2022.
A hefty number of yellow and red cards have been given, but there were positive talks between match officials and head coaches this week, according to the paper.
Warrington unearth gem
Footage of a Warrington Wolves starlet has been doing the rounds on social media following his performance in a midweek game.
The young fullback looks to have a bright Super League future ahead of him. Read about and watch him here.
Wigan owner in tax defeat
Wigan Today has revealed that Wigan Warriors owner Ian Lenagan has suffered defeat in his attempt to secure an exemption from capital gains taxes.
The paper stated: “The case related to the sale of shares in Telework Group PLC, a British software business in Mauritius, in 2000. Lenagan… argued a capital gains tax exemption applied to them under the terms of the UK-Mauritius tax treaty. However, Judge Harriet Morgan ruled that, as they were residents of the UK – the place of effective management – it didn’t apply.”
More bans dished out
More bans were handed out by the Disciplinary Match Review Panel yesterday with a number of Wigan Warrior, Salford Red Devils and Wakefield Trinity starlets in bother. Read more here.
One prop is in particular trouble after being cited with a Grade D offence. Read more on that here.
New favourite for Leeds job
The new favourite for the Leeds job is not Danny Ward or Ryan Carr – the latter which was touted by the Daily Telegraph.
Instead, it is a big name of Super League, that is priced as the bookies’ favourite at 5/2. Read more here.
Powell update on trio
Warrington Wolves head coach Daryl Powell has told the Warrington Guardian about the latest on Daryl Clark, Stefan Ratchford and Billy Magoulias.
One of those mentioned is expected to sit out a month as Warrington prepare for the second visit of Wakefield this weekend. Read more here.
There has been much said about the ban handed to Huddersfield man Will Pryce this week, but none have perhaps been as outspoken as former Leeds Rhinos star Ryan Bailey.
The ex-prop took to Twitter to show his displeasure with the ten-match ban. Read more here.
Hull KR latest
Hull KR head coach Tony Smith has named his 21-man squad for the visit of Leigh Centurions tomorrow afternoon.
However, there are two big blows for Rovers, whilst Smith will also welcome back a key trio – mixed results! Read more here.
St Helens blow
St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf has given an update on Regan Grace as Saints take on Whitehaven in the Challenge Cup this weekend. However, Saints will miss another one of their key forwards after he suffered an injury. Read more here.
In terms of the game itself, Woolf has taken an unusual step on the road there. Read more about that here.
There has been a new update on the status of Salford Red Devils’ stay at the AJ Bell Stadium, according to The Stadium Business.
Rivals Salford City FC and Sale Sharks have been planning on buying the venue, but on one condition. Read more here.
Castleford Tigers head coach Lee Radford has named his squad for Saturday’s away clash against Leeds Rhinos in the Challenge Cup.
With that, there has been a big update on Liam Watts, who has missed Castleford’s last two games. Read more here.
Peacock on Agar
Leeds Rhinos legend Jamie Peacock has given his honest view on ex-Leeds boss Richard Agar who stepped down on Monday, The Sportsman has revealed.
Peacock also spoke about what the Rhinos should go after. Read more here.
Burrow on Abdull
Rob Burrow’s father, Geoff, tuned in to watch the Super League Show this week.
Hull KR halfback Jordan Abdull was the guest alongside host Tanya Arnold and Geoff Burrow gave his verdict on Abdull’s performance. Read more here.
Mathers on SL pitch
Former Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves fullback Richard Mathers has been a vocal part of Twitter recently.
And, his post about which Super League pitch isn’t ‘fit for professional rugby league’ certainly got some traction. Read more here.
Warrington chairman on SL investment
Warrington Wolves chairman Stuart Middleton has revealed in his weekly column of the Warrington Guardian that rugby league in this country has attracted a number of potential investors.
He wrote: “Discussions regarding a strategic partner are advancing at a rapid pace. We’ve had dialogue with over two dozen potential partners and investors over the past six months and it’s pleasing to have such a high level of interest in our great game.”
Middleton also spoke out about Warrington’s run of disappointing results.