Rugby League News: Wigan speak out on Bateman rumour, Castleford rejected by signing, more Channel 4 games & Leigh and Warrington’s big signing?

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…

New SL structure

The new Super League structure is set to be given to clubs on 12 September, according to The Full Eighty Minutes podcast. There is set to be major overhaul of the game as we know it with IMG taking over. Read more here.

On the same podcast, Bradford Bulls reporter The Game Caller claimed that there is something wrong at the club. Find out why here.

Bateman offer

Wigan Warriors’ John Bateman has been linked with a huge offer, according to Fox Sports. Bateman is tied down to a Wigan contract until the end of 2024. Read more here.

Meanwhile, Wigan have addressed his future with chief Kris Radlinski talking to Rugby League Live on the issue.

Big Wire exit?

Warrington Wolves head coach Daryl Powell was asked about another big Warrington exit on Wire TV.

Powell has sought about rebuilding the Cheshire club in 2022 with a number of high-profile departures. Read more here.

Hargreaves ‘in a bad place’

The friends of former Wigan Warriors, St Helens and Bradford Bulls forward Bryn Hargreaves have spoken to the Daily Mirror.

They have revealed that Hargreaves is ‘in a bad place.’ Read more here.

Channel 4’s last three SL games

The last three games of Channel 4’s Super League coverage have been revealed.

The channel has gained a lot of support in 2022 for the way in which it has taken hold of the sport. Read more here.

Saints’ awful news

Yesterday, St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf revealed some awful news about one of his players.

The player has suffered a season-ending ACL injury and is set for surgery. Read more here.

Castleford rejected

Castleford Tigers were rejected by an Australian livewire in their hunt for new blood.

Serious About Rugby League has interviewed the man in question. Read more here.

Parra man to SL

Parramatta Eels star Tom Opacic has made a move to Super League.

The centre has signed a two-year deal at a Super League that he wants to win things at. Read more here.

Hull forward’s future

Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson has made an admission on the future of a Hull FC forward on BBC Humberside.

The forward has been an impressive part of his squad, but Hodgson is unsure on where his future lies. Read more here.

Leeds fans rage

Leeds Rhinos are raging after seeing a video of Rhyse Martin’s ban incident.

Martin was, of course, banned for one game for dangerous contact along with fellow teammates Aidan Sezer and David Fusitu’a. Read more here.

Grace replacement

Regan Grace is on his way to rugby union after finishing his contract with Super League side St Helens.

But, who could replace him at Saints? Serious About Rugby League broached the possibility of who. Read more here.

Warrington big signing

Warrington Wolves could be set to splash out on a big new signing with Daryl Powell keen for a squad overhaul.

He will have one quota space left for 2023 and will put it to good use. Read more here.

Kirmond’s heartbreaking post

The brother of murdered Jack Kirmond, former Huddersfield, Wakefield and Featherstone forward, Danny Kirmond, has written a heartbreaking post on his social media.

Jack was murdered in the early hours of Sunday morning with a man arrested. Read more here.

French future twist

Two clubs have failed in their bid to sign Wigan Warriors star Bevan French, according to the Daily Telegraph. Read more here.

However, a Super League club is willing to ‘throw more money’ to secure French’s services than a rival. Read more here.

Coote issue

Hull KR fullback Lachlan Coote has a problem that has ruled him out of tomorrow night’s clash against Leeds Rhinos.

Coote has become one of Rovers’ most influential players. Read more here.

Leigh to make big Leeds signing

Leigh Centurions are set to make a big signing from Leeds Rhinos, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leigh have been making wave in the Championship all year as Adrian Lam prepares for Super League. Read more here.

Proctor’s SL club

Sacked Gold Coast Titans NRL star Kevin Proctor has reportedly found a Super League club to join.

His future has been up in the air but he was previously linked with three Super League clubs. Read more here.

Two referees dropped

Two Super League referees have been dropped for this week’s Super League games.

Meanwhile, Ben Thaler has been given a major gig after impressing in recent weeks. Read more here.

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