Rugby League News: Warrington and Hull FC missed signing, Powell fumes, Hodgson responds to Radford & Leeds trio depart

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…

Warrington and Hull miss out on signing

Warrington Wolves and Hull FC have missed out on a signing, according to Serious About Rugby League.

The speculation goes way back as both sides have now moved on, but you can find out who it was here.

Hodgson responds to Radford

Brett Hodgson has responded to Lee Radford’s claims that Hull FC are “still playing from the same copybook” as when he left.

Hodgson told Hull Live: “Yeah I have,” the FC head coach said with a smile when asked whether he’d seen the comments. “I don’t worry about it but the players were talking about it.”

Footage of Hull player

Exciting footage has been released of Hull FC’s new signing – get ready to be excited Hull fans!

Brett Hodgson has added to his ranks with the likes of Luke Gale, Darnell McIntosh and Kane Evans. Read more here.

Burgess’ fine and ban

Sam Burgess has been given a huge fine as well as a suspension by the NRL following an investigation by the governing body, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Burgess was found guilty of multiple incidents during his time as a player and official at the club, including taking illicit drugs, threatening another rugby league player and driving with drugs in his system. Read more here.

Barba bombshell

Ben Barba has broken his silence for the first after being arrested. He spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald and made a shock revelation about suicide.

Barba won the Dally M Medal back in the NRL as well as the Man of Steel in Super League, but things went awry after leaving for Australia back in 2019. Read more here.

Castleford’s injury woe

Castleford Tigers’ injury woe has heightened with a number of stars set to sit out their fixture against Hull FC on Sunday.

Danny Richardson, Jacques O’Neill and Adam Milner were already ruled out, but more have followed. Read more here.

Burrow’s sisters speak out

Rob Burrow’s sisters – Jo and Claire – have spoken out for the first time about Rob’s MND diagnosis, the Yorkshire Evening Post has reported.

Rob was diagnosed with MND in November 2019 and has since undergone a great fundraising effort to build his own centre in Leeds. Read more here.

Fonua’s Hull reunion

Mahe Fonua has told Hull Live about his impending reunion with Hull FC as he takes to the field with Castleford Tigers.

Fonua said about Jake Connor: “We text back and forth all the time and this week he has been raving on about how he’s unstoppable,” Fonua laughed. “We go back to 2017, we’ve got a long history and we’re good mates. We’re going to be enemies come Sunday afternoon, though.

Leeds trio departs

A trio of Leeds Rhinos have departed from Headingley after finding game time limited, the Leeds website has revealed.

They will all be coming back into the fold at some point though, with all three going out on loan. Read more on the duo here and the forward that has left on a season-long loan here.

Sky TV deal

Sky Sports pundit Jenna Brooks revealed live on Sky last night during Catalans Dragons’ away fixture at Warrington Wolves that Sky had struck an important deal for the summer.

Sky remain rugby league’s biggest broadcasters so read more here on the impressive deal.

Warrington stadium news

Warrington Wolves have revealed some huge news on their club website that will secure their home for the future.

The Wolves on the field, meanwhile, stuttered against Catalans Dragons in front of a packed Halliwell Jones. Read more on their stadium future here.

Handley’s deal

Leeds Rhinos’ Ash Handley has struck up a unique deal that is set to have major effects – all being well.

Handley enjoyed a tremendous performance against Wakefield Trinity on Thursday night, scoring a hat-trick. Read about his deal here.

Sculthorpe on Hurrell

Former St Helens legend Paul Sculthorpe has given his verdict on Saints’ new signing Konrad Hurrell on the Last Tackle podcast.

Hurrell left Leeds Rhinos at the end of 2021 to strike up a one-year deal at the Totally Wicked Stadium. Read more here.

Sinfield update

Kevin Sinfield has given an update on his future to Ventur Further following his current stay in rugby union.

Sinfield left Leeds Rhinos last year and has turned his new side Leicester Tigers around. Read more about his future here.

Tomkins on Wigan stay

Sam Tomkins has revealed all on his ‘underwhelming’ Wigan Warriors return to the Trot The Egg In podcast.

Tomkins is now a Catalans Dragons player and won the Man of Steel once more in 2021. Read more on his return here.

Hull FC’s big news

Hull FC have announced some major ticket news in anticipation of their clash at the Castleford Tigers on Sunday afternoon.

It will be the first time that the Black and Whites have come up against former head coach Lee Radford and their army of fans are expected to follow in big numbers. Read more on the news here.

Powell fumes

Warrington Wolves head coach Daryl Powell was not a happy man after last night’s defeat to Catalans Dragons in which they lost 24-18.

The Wolves were down 24-6 up until the last five minutes before threatening a comeback, but Powell slammed his side’s performance. Read more here.

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