Rugby League News: Trueman transfer twist, Wakefield poach Yorkshire rivals, Austin and Charnley futures & Hull boss slammed

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.

Faraimo aims at Hodgson

The Sun has revealed that new Castleford Tigers signing Bureta Faraimo slammed Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson for the way in which he handled dropping the winger.

Williams frustrated

League Express has revealed that George Williams will be glad to put 2021 behind him after the star halfback joined the Warrington Wolves midway through the year from the Canberra Raiders. He couldn’t steer the Wolves to a Grand Final, but is hoping for more in 2022.

Connor injury

The Hull Daily Mail has given the latest on Jake Connor’s injury. The fullback returned to pre-season with Hull FC this week, but he hasn’t been able to get involved just yet as he recovers from surgery after a knee problem plagued his 2021.

Johnstone future

Tom Johnstone has opened up on his future to Serious About Rugby League – the Wakefield Trinity winger was the subject of intense rumours linking him with a move to the Warrington Wolves at the start of the season.

FC stadium update

The Hull Daily Mail has given an update on the Hull FC stadium situation. Hull City are reportedly close to changing owners, with the incoming boss ready to enter into communication with the rugby league side.

Controversial Fev exit

Former Featherstone Rovers prop Darrell Griffin has opened up on his messy Featherstone exit to Serious About Rugby League.

Man of Steel

Serious About Rugby League has reported on the odds that have been revealed for the 2022 Man of Steel with Bevan French no longer at the top of the pile – but a Wigan teammate is!

Leeds in union

Leeds Rhinos have invited England international fly-half Marcus Smith to train at Headingley, according to the Yorkshire Post – Smith knows Rhinos assistant Sean Long from the latter’s time as attack coach at Harlequins RU. Eddie Jones will also be coming to Headingley later in the year.

Wakefield sign Bradford coach

Serious About Rugby League has reported that Wakefield Trinity have poached Bradford Bulls coach Jon Kelly the Trinity that was confirmed on the club’s website – Kelly will be Wakefield’s new Head of Strength & Conditioning under Willie Poching.

Hull KR recruitment

Tony Smith has told the Hull Daily Mail about possible Hull KR signings. The club has already signed the likes of Phoenix Laulu-Togaga’e and Lachlan Coote, but the Australian veteran isn’t ruling anything out.

Fifita opens up

Serious About Rugby League has reported on why David Fifita hasn’t left Wakefield yet, first heard on the Rugby League Review podcast – it makes good listening for Trinity fans who are told that he ‘loves’ the club.

Ulberg in Championship move

Serious About Rugby League has reported that Paul Ulberg has made a move to the Championship, despite interest from other clubs. He is an international winger for the Cook Islands who has also played 9s, the London Broncos website confirmed.

Lussick jets off

Joey Lussick has taken off from Sydney as he prepares for his move to St Helens, Serious About Rugby League has reported. Saints’ new hooker will wear the number 14 and will be understudy to James Roby in what will be the latter’s final year.

Reynolds’ message

Serious About Rugby League has reported on the message sent by Hull FC halfback Josh Reynolds to a new Super League recruit from the NRL. The two played against each other many times back in the NRL.

Wallace unpaid

Blake Wallace has told Serious About Rugby League that he is still owed money by former Toronto Wolfpack owner David Argyle. The Wolfpack were famously denied re-entry to Super League after withdrawing in 2020.

Championship clubs in major signings

Serious About Rugby League has revealed that Championship clubs are set to make major signings which was first heard on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

SL clubs make offer

Serious About Rugby League has revealed how some Super League clubs have made an offer for an unwanted NRL forward, which was first reported in the Australian Daily Telegraph.

Trueman’s agent speaks up

Serious About Rugby League has reported on Jake Trueman’s agent speaking up about rumours linking the mercurial halfback away from the Castleford Tigers. It was first heard on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

Peats dismisses offer

Nathan Peats has told Serious About Rugby League about how he has rejected a move to another Super League club and has now found a different side to play for.

Giants in lucrative deal

Serious About Rugby League has reported on Huddersfield Giants signing off on the most lucrative deal in the history of the club, reported first on the club’s website.

Saints new halfback partnership

Serious About Rugby League has reported on St Helens releasing their squad numbers with the club delivering a new halfback partnership for 2022 – only one new signing has a first-team number also as the club website first explained. Konrad Hurrell, meanwhile, will wear number 23.

Warrington trio speak out

Three of Warrington Wolves’ signings speak out about their experiences at the club, Serious About Rugby League has revealed.

Charnley exit killed off

Serious About Rugby League has revealed just why the rumours circulating about Josh Charnley’s future now have no basis.

Brain injury for former star

Serious About Rugby League has revealed how one former Super League forward has had to retire due to a brain injury and is now heading into the realm of coaching.

Thompson twist

Serious About Rugby League has reported on the latest twist in Luke Thompson’s future after Canterbury hand him a vaccine ultimatum, first reported in the Australian Daily Telegraph.

Austin and Leeds future

Blake Austin has opened up on where he wants to play past his one-year deal with the Leeds Rhinos, according to Serious About Rugby League. He has recently moved house from Warrington to West Yorkshire, too.

Hodgson’s transfer

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the latest on Josh Hodgson’s sensational transfer from Canberra Raiders, first reported in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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