Rugby League News: Zak Hardaker Leeds Rhinos’ future, SKD “brutally honest” about problems and Wigan Warriors hit with huge injury blow

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…

Hull FC have huge offer rejected by NRL star

Yesterday, World Wide of Sports‘ The Mole revealed that Hull FC made a huge offer to NRL halfback Kyle Flanagan.

However, the offer was rejected although the halfback himself stated that there was nothing in the rumour. It means their hunt for a halfback must continue.

Hull KR appoint former Leeds Rhinos man

Hull KR have a former Leeds Rhinos legend at the helm for Sunday’s huge Magic Weekend derby with Tony Smith relieved of his duties with assistant and Super League legend Danny McGuire taking the reigns.

A former Leeds teammate will join his coaching staff immediately in the shape of Brett Delaney as forwards coach until the end of 2023. Read more here.

St Helens to be without star

This week St Helens confirmed that they will lose one of their brilliant wingers with Regan Grace set to leave at the end of the year.

However, they have lost his partner in crime Tommy Makinson for this weekend’s huge game against Wigan with the 2018 Golden Boot winner out with a hamstring problem. Read more here.

Wigan Warriors hit with injury blow

Like Saints, Wigan have also been dealt a crushing injury blow ahead of that top of the table clash at the Magic Weekend.

Wigan Today revealed that skipper Thomas Leuluai will be out for a while due to a calf injury.

Australia coming “to win the World Cup”

Some have questioned how invested Australia are in this year’s World Cup with it being postponed from last year due to their unwillingness to participate in 2021.

However, inews have revealed that head coach Mal Meninga is determined to deliver World Cup glory.

Leeds Rhinos star future “up in the air”

Brad Dwyer will not be joining St Helens. This had long since been rumoured but the hooker has revealed in the Yorkshire Evening Post that that move won’t happen.

He has also said his future is “still up in the air.”

Hardaker open to staying

Leeds Rhinos fullback Zak Hardaker is only at Headingley on a short term deal at present but he has told Leeds Live he’s willing to stay.

Back home and enjoying his work with Rohan Smith, Hardaker appears to want to remain at Headingley.

SKD brutally honest about Hull KR

Hull KR skipper Shaun Kenny-Dowall has been brutally honest about the current issues at Hull KR in the Hull Daily Mail.

He has also spoken about how interim boss Danny McGuire can fix them.

Radford on Trueman

Lee Radford has spoken highly of Jake Trueman despite the fact Trueman will be leaving Castleford at the end of the season to take on a new challenge at Hull FC.

He has also acknowledged the difficult job he has replacing Trueman this weekend with the halfback out injured with an ACL. Read more here.

James Roby future

Serious About Rugby League has broken down what Brad Dwyer’s St Helens admission could mean for Saints skipper James Roby.

Roby was expected to retire at the end of the year but it seems he may have one more season left in him.

Huddersfield winger joins Hull KR

Huddersfield Giants winger Louis Senior has joined Hull KR immediately.

The Giants academy product joins initially on loan but will become a Robin permanently in 2023. Read more here. 

Woolf future undecided

Kristian Woolf revealed yesterday that his future is still undecided.

He also stated that when the time is right a decision and an announcement will be made.

Woolf questions salary cap

Kristian Woolf has suggested that Super League should have a larger salary cap to avoid losing top players to rival competitions.

It comes after Regan Grace announced he’d be leaving St Helens for rugby union.

Halifax Panthers secure duo

Halifax Panthers have nailed down two top players until 2024.

The club announced that former Whitehaven stars Louis Jouffret and Lachlan Walmsley will be staying for two more seasons.

Kheirallah update

Featherstone Rovers’ star fullback Mark Kheirallah suffered a new injury over the weekend and has had a scan on it to determine the damage.

He gave an update on it on Instagram. Read more here.

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