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…
SL club missed out on Ferguson
It has been revealed that a Super League club missed out on signing Blake Ferguson who is at the Leigh Centurions.
Ferguson has lit up the Championship and is helping the Centurions on their way to Super League. Read more on the club that was rejected here.
Salford CEO and Burgess swipe at Wilkin
Salford Red Devils chief executive Ian Blease has taken a swipe at Sky Sports pundit Jon Wilkin for comments made against his team. Read more here.
Salford’s star winger Joe Burgess has also taken aim at Wilkin following a big win over St Helens. Read more here.
Shock Burgess revelation
According to Ruck, Sam Burgess has been voted the worst England rugby player since 2000.
Thank god he is so well loved in rugby league then! Read more here.
French future revisited
Sky Sports pundits Brian Carney and Jon Wells have commented on the future of Wigan Warriors star Bevan French.
The Australian livewire has dropped the biggest hint yet of his future. Read more here.
Former Wakefield Trinity prop Keegan Hirst has come out of retirement to sign for a West Yorkshire club.
Hirst spoke to Sky Sports about his reasons for returning. Read more here.
Hull FC’s incredible news
Hull FC have revealed some incredible news concerning their club yesterday and planning for the future. The Black and Whites have been active in the community at Hull – a feature which has increased considerably over the years. Read more here.
Meanwhile, head coach Brett Hodgson has talked to the Hull Daily Mail about why he interchanged roles between Jack Walker and Jake Connor in the victory over Toulouse.
Big Hull exit
On the topic of Hull FC, the Black and Whites are set to lose Jordan Johnstone according to the Hull Daily Mail. The hooker is expected to move back to his former club Widnes Vikings where John Kear is now at the helm.
Speaking of Hull exits, former Black and White man Jez Litten – who now plays for Hull KR – has spoken to the Rugby League Review podcast about why he left the MKM Stadium. Read more here.
Million Pound Game venue confusion
The Million Pound Game venue has caused some confusion over the weekend with Premier Sports pundit Ross Fiddes apparently revealing the shock stadium at which it will be held. Read more here.
After being contacted by Serious About Rugby League, the RFL has now revealed where it will indeed be held. Read more here.
Summer Bash’s awful attendance
The Summer Bash moved from Blackpool FC’s Bloomfield Road to Leeds Rhinos’ Headingley this year, but the attendance was poor to say the least. Read more here.
Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont has revealed where he would have liked for it to have been held instead. Read more here.
Proctor chased by two
Sacked Gold Coast Titans star Kevin Proctor is set for a move to Super League – but to whom?
BBC Sport has revealed that two clubs are in for Proctor, but a third has dropped out of the race. Read more here.
Bans, bans, bans
A Leeds Rhinos man has received yet ANOTHER ban following the Disciplinary Match Review Panel’s investigations.
Among those in hot water are Castleford Tigers, Huddersfield Giants, Hull FC and St Helens stars. Read more here.
SL club could have signed Walmsley
St Helens giant forward Alex Walmsley has revealed on the Dockhouse Rugby Show that a Super League has had numerous opportunities to sign him.
The powerful Yorkshireman has instead chosen to stay at St Helens for his whole top flight career. Read more here.
Wakefield’s damning statement
Wakefield Trinity chairman Michael Carter has released a damning statement concerning a fixture over the weekend.
It has been a sore point in this competition for a number of months now and Carter has contacted the RFL. Read more here.
Leigh set for huge signings
Leigh Centurions are set for some huge signings, according to head coach Adrian Lam following his side’s win over Featherstone Rovers on Saturday.
Leigh are currently in the driving seat for promotion after a 46-16 thrashing of Rovers. Read more here.
Hastings’ horrendous injury
Former Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils star Jackson Hastings has been on the receiving end of a horrendous injury, the Wide World of Sports has confirmed.
The halfback was subjected to a hip-drop tackle by Brisbane Broncos’ Patrick Carrigan who is set for a hefty ban. Read more here.
Attendances and injuries
The attendances from this weekend’s Super League games have been revealed with some alarming and some good numbers. Read more here.
The injuries suffered from over the weekend have also been revealed with the likes of Castleford Tigers, St Helens and Warrington Wolves in trouble. Read more here.
Gildart’s new club
Former Wigan Warriors centre and Leeds Rhinos target, Oliver Gildart, has found a new club IMMEDIATELY.
It is an incredibly surprising move with the England international hoping to boost his chances of a World Cup spot. Read more here.