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Rugby League News: Wilkin fires shots at Hull FC, Lee Briers’ son finds new club & ex-Leeds Rhinos man in shock union move

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…

Westerman unhappy

Castleford Tigers’ Joe Westerman has spoken out against the yellow card handed to Huddersfield Giants hooker Danny Levi after the two clashed on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers ended up on the receiving end of a 36-24 defeat – their fourth loss in five games. Read more on Westerman’s views here.

Ex-Leeds and Hull KR forward finds new club

Former Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR forward Nathaniel Peteru has, according to League Express, crossed the code line.

Peteru is currently training with Sale Sharks in the English Premiership after failing to earn a Super League deal.

Watson calls out ‘gamesmanship’

Huddersfield Giants head coach Ian Watson has called out the increasing gamesmanship in Super League following his side’s 36-24 win over Castleford Tigers at the weekend.

Watson’s Giants were on the receiving end of two yellow cards – both of which were contentious. Read more on his views here. Watson also told League Express that clubs are ‘cheating’ to earn penalties.

Radford speaks out

Castleford Tigers head coach Lee Radford has spoken out about his side’s defeat on Saturday to Huddersfield Giants.

They were losing 18-0 at one stage before mounting an excellent comeback, only to fall once more. Read more on Radford’s views here.

Good Friday fixture changed

An important fixture has been changed on Good Friday with both clubs involved giving their agreement.

The Easter period is well known for big rivalries and big games. Read more on the changed fixture here.

Melbourne to enter market

Melbourne Storm are set to enter the transfer market for a Super League target after an injury crisis hit their club, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Brandon Smith, Christian Welch and George Jennings have all suffered lengthy injuries with head coach Craig Bellamy wanting new blood. Read more here.

Gale breaks silence

Luke Gale has not only broken the silence on his controversial Leeds Rhinos exit, but also his five-match ban given for foul play on St Helens’ Jonny Lomax.

The Hull FC halfback was the guest pundit on Sky Sports last week and has given his own version of both events. Read more here.

Koukash fires shots at Leeds

Ex-Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has fired shots at Leeds Rhinos following their defeat to Hull FC.

The Palestinian-born racehorse owner took to Twitter to show his displeasure at Leeds’ performance. Read more here.

Lilley on Brough

Bradford Bulls star Jordan Lilley has told the Telegraph & Argus what his injury hell was like in the 2021 Championship season.

Lilley had formed a good partnership with the now retired Danny Brough a year ago, but has had to move on.

Ex-Bradford man’s brain damage

A former Bradford Bulls man has told the New Zealand Herald all about his damaging brain injury that forced his retirement.

He was forced into early retirement and has now spoken of the horrific concussion symptoms. Read more here.

Powell and Woolf

Warrington Wolves head coach Daryl Powell spoke out about his side’s demolition by St Helens after the Wolves went down 28-2 on Friday night. Read more here. Sky Sports pundit Barrie McDermott also gave his thoughts on Warrington here.

St Helens head coach Kristian Woolf also gave an update on Alex Walmsley and Sione Mata’utia following their hamstring issues during the game. Read more here.

Briers’ son

Wigan Warriors assistant coach Lee Briers watched his son in action over the weekend after making his professional club debut.

Briers was at the Warrington Wolves for over two decades along with his son, but they both left at the end of 2021. Read more here.

Wilkin on FC

Sky Sports pundit Jon Wilkin has given his honest assessment of Hull FC following their performance against Leeds Rhinos last week.

Hull ran out 31-8 winners, but lost to Castleford Tigers the week before. Read more here.

Chairman in hospital

A rugby league figure has been taken to hospital after falling ill over the weekend.

Everyone at Serious About Rugby League sends their thoughts to the club and the person unfortunately involved. Read more here.

Leeds snap up four

Leeds Rhinos have entered into a new dual-registration partnership with York City Knights, the Leeds website has revealed.

That has left Leeds snapping up four men. Read more here.

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