Rugby League News: Thaler surprise, Castleford star allegedly ‘tapped up’, Burrow hits out, Hull’s finances & Bradford stadium

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.

Beaumont wants rule changes

Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont has told Serious About Rugby League that he wants two major rule changes in rugby league. What do you make of them?

Williams pictured

Sonny Bill Williams has been pictured on his Instagram with two Leeds Rhinos players ahead of the 2022 Super League season. Williams has returned to the UK shores once more for a boxing fight. Read more here.

Manfredi’s new career

Dom Manfredi has told Serious About Rugby League about his new career away from the sport. The former Wigan Warriors winger hung up his boots in 2021 due to injury.

Staggering viewing figures

Premier Sports recorded some staggering viewing figures on their Championship coverage of Featherstone Rovers and Leigh Centurions. Read more here.

Cornwall pick up another

Cornwall RLFC have made another signing ahead of their maiden season in League 1. Already announced has been head coach Neil Kelly and captain Anthony Mullally. Read more on the new signing here.

Evalds on home form

Castleford Tigers’ fullback Niall Evalds has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he and the team are determined to rediscover their home form at the Jungle following some disappointing performances there in 2021.

Roberts’ new club

Former Warrington Wolves halfback Tyrone Roberts has a new club – and he will be making his debut for them this weekend in a pre-season friendly. Read more here.

Thaler shock

Ben Thaler has been handed a video refereeing role for this weekend’s Super League fixtures but, as according to one former Super League referee, it’s ‘interesting’ that part-time referee Robert Hicks has a man-in-the-middle gig over him. Read more here.

Leeds make Austin verdict

Leeds Rhinos have made their verdict on Blake Austin’s ban known, the Yorkshire Evening Post has reported. The halfback was handed a one-match suspension. Read more here.

French update

Wigan Warriors head coach Matty Peet has given an update on star Bevan French and his future this season. French is set to arrive this week from Australia. Read more here.

Hull chairman on potential stadium move

Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson has told BBC Sport Talk about the possibility of moving to a new stadium following the Hull City and MKM Stadium takeover. Read more here.

Burrow hits out

Rob Burrow has rightly hit out at a Twitter user over charity and money after the user asked two of the Strictly Come Dancing-esque ball show of being paid. Read more here.

Chase drugs ban

Rangi Chase has been handed a ban by UK Anti-Doping for taking cocaine in a private setting in September 2021. The halfback is currently with the Rochdale Hornets. Read more here.

Round one predictions

Serious About Rugby League has given their round one predictions for the Super League this weekend. Do you agree with our predictions? Let us know in the comments.

Refereeing appointments

The refereeing appointments for this weekend’s Super League games have been revealed with Chris Kendall getting the major gig on Saturday afternoon, live on Channel 4. Read more here.

Odsal latest

Bradford Bulls have given an update on investment going into their Odsal stadium, with the club’s General Manager speaking to the Telegraph and Argus about the issue. Read more here.

Kheirallah will play in Super League

Mark Kheirallah will play in Super League in 2022, he confirmed on his own Instagram page. His future with Toulouse has been up in the air following his anti-COVID vaccination stance. Read more here.

RFL investigate alleged ‘tap-up’

The RFL are investigating an alleged ‘tap-up’ of Castleford Tigers winger Jason Qareqare, Yorkshire Live has revealed. The winger enjoyed a stellar debut in 2021, scoring within seconds of his first touch.

Graham’s Saints return

Former St Helens forward James Graham is set to return to the club for a night with an event hosted just for him, Ticket Source has revealed. Read more here.

Rovers troll Leigh

Featherstone Rovers have trolled Leigh Centurions following their victory over their Championship rivals in Monday’s Premier Sports live game. Read more here.

Hull’s significant loss

Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson has told BBC Sport Talk about his club’s significant financial losses in 2021 – and that he expects it to continue in 2022, too. Read more here.

Fonua’s Hull disappointment

Mahe Fonua has told Hull Live how disappointed he was that his return to Hull FC didn’t go as well as he had hoped. Fonua will now be a Castleford Tigers player in 2022.

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