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Rugby League News: Tomkins controversy, Hull man forced out, Leeds head coach latest & Hardaker’s surgery problem

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.

Lawsuit talk

A former Super League forward has told Serious About Rugby League about the RFL, concussion laws and potential lawsuits in a tell-all interview.

Faraimo on leaving Hull

Bureta Faraimo has told the Yorkshire Post about his experience at Hull FC and how much he is currently loving his time at Castleford under former boss Lee Radford.

Gale move

A former Leeds Rhinos forward has given an honest opinion on Luke Gale’s move to Hull FC in an interview with the Rugby League Review podcast. Read more here.

FC halfback partnership

Hull FC will have a new halfback partnership in 2022 as the release of the squad numbers has been revealed, with two of their four new signings earning a first-team number. Jake Connor has also received the number one shirt once more. Read more here.

Ex-Tigers in code switch

A former Castleford Tigers man has switched codes to sign for Doncaster Knights after a short spell at the Jungle, according to the Doncaster Free Press. Read more here.

Brutal sackings

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the five most brutal sackings in Super League history. Three of them are still currently coaching in the UK!

Ex-Wiganer shock

An ex-Wiganer has made a shock revelation about drugs and alcohol in the Turn Up The Talk podcast. He made 60 appearances for the Warriors.

Leeds head coach latest

Serious About Rugby League has given an update on the Leeds Rhinos head coaching role after Richard Agar was linked with a move earlier on in the year.

Cornwall major sponsor

Cornwall RLFC have named a major sponsor in what can be described as a business coup. This company also sponsors the likes of Wigan Warriors and Featherstone Rovers. Read more here.

Hardaker update

Zak Hardaker has revealed that he is in hospital after posting a worrying injury update. The fullback/centre had only just returned to Wigan’s pre-season. Read more here.

Peats’ new club

Nathan Peats has been snapped at his new club for the first time after leaving Super League. The hooker had spells at Leigh Centurions and Huddersfield Giants but failed to earn a deal past 2021. Read more on the move here.

Masoe cheque

Mose Masoe has been handed a staggering fix-figure cheque after a great deed by a number of players. The former Hull KR and St Helens forward has recently returned to Australia. Read more on the money donation here.

Stadium atmospheres

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the best stadium atmospheres as revealed by voters on the website’s Facebook page.

McDermott’s bold prediction

Barrie McDermott has made a bold prediction about Leeds Rhinos in 2022 on the Rugby League Review podcast. The former forward spent ten years at Headingley as a player. Read more on his prediction here.

SL clubs on red alert

Super League clubs have been put on red alert after it was revealed that an NRL star has not yet been offered a new contract despite being one of his side’s most consistent players in 2021, the Daily Telegraph has revealed. Read more here.

Shaul forced out

Jamie Shaul has made a huge revelation to the Rugby League Review podcast about where he will play in 2022 after declaring he was forced out of his number one spot by Jake Connor. Read more here.

Folau limelight

Israel Folau is set to be cast into the limelight once more with a documentary about him set in pre-production, according to ABC. The former Catalans Dragons star is now in Japan. Read more here.

Rival-club transfers

Serious About Rugby League has ranked the ten biggest rival-club transfers in Super League history.

Tomkins controversy

Joel Tomkins has been controversially slammed by former fans after appearing in a very popular website feature on Ruck – Tomkins had spells at Wigan, Catalans and Hull KR in rugby league as well as spending three years at Saracens RU. Read more here.

Top try scorer odds

The Super League top try scorer odds have been released by Sporting Index with one Wigan Warriors star way out in front. Find the full odds here.

Davies on Wigan exit

Serious About Rugby League has revealed all on Tom Davies’ exit from Wigan. The flying winger suffered a bad leg break in 2019, and moved to the Catalans Dragons in 2020.

Johnstone outburst

Tom Johnstone has led a massive rant on the government following the new set of guidelines to follow, along with a Leeds star. Read more here.

Leeds partnership

Leeds Rhinos have announced on their website a groundbreaking partnership with a health company. Read more here.

Burgess blasted

Sam Burgess has been blasted by a rugby union website called Ruck and has been described as one of the biggest flops in world rugby union. Read more on the rant here.

Cas star faces abuse regularly

Castleford Tigers halfback Danny Richardson has revealed the lengths of fan abuse he has been subjected to over the years in an interview with Trot The Egg In.

Man of Steel odds

The Man of Steel odds have been released by Sporting Index with Wigan’s Cade Cust out in front and reigning Man of Steel Sam Tomkins at 25/1. The 2020 winner, Paul McShane is at 22/1 also.

Solomona stunning switch

Denny Solomona is being linked with a stunning switch after exiting rugby union in the UK. Him and his young family are now back in New Zealand. Read more on his move here.

Wire man drops future hint

Warrington Wolves’ new signing Billy Magoulias has told Neos Kosmos about his future. He signed just a one-year deal with the Wolves, but wants to extend that.

Son on trial

A son of a former Leeds Rhinos and St Helens star has been granted a trial with a view to a permanent deal. He had initially been at the Newcastle Knights’ under-20s. Read more here.

Wigan facilities

Wigan Warriors’ facilities are said to be better than some of those in the NRL, according to new Wigan signing Kaide Ellis. Ellis did an interview with Wigan Today.

Most expensive players

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the top ten most expensive signings in Super League history.

Odsal and Bradford latest

The future of Odsal has been talked about by Bradford Bulls chairman Nigel Wood on the West Yorkshire Radio Rugby League channel. The Bulls have only just moved back in on an 18-month lease agreement with the RFL just half a year ago.

Fev hunting new blood

Featherstone Rovers are set to add more Super League stars to their ranks, according to The Full Eighty Minutes podcast. Rovers have already signed the likes of Joey Leilua and Jesse Sene-Lefao.

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