Rugby League: RL man’s domestic violence charge, Leeds, Huddersfield and Salford stars’ futures, referee on homophobia fear, four top-flight clubs isolating from COVID & Leigh to sign SL winger?

Rugby League News – keeping you up to date with the latest news from the world of rugby league.

Here are some of the headline-grabbing stories from the last 24 hours.

Domestic violence charge

A rugby league star has been told ‘not to turn up to training’ by his new club after being arrested on charges of domestic violence, according to 9 News. Read more here.

Briscoe and McDermott on Leeds

Luke Briscoe and Brian McDermott have discussed their upcoming fixture against Leeds Rhinos on the Featherstone Rovers website. It will be the first time the duo have worked together for their new club. Read more on what they said here.

SL club in isolation

The Hull Daily Mail has revealed that some Hull FC players are in isolation following an outbreak of COVID-19, according to head coach Brett Hodgson.

O’Brien on Watson

Serious About Rugby League has revealed what Huddersfield Giants star Adam O’Brien thinks about working under Ian Watson at the club.

RFL on warpath

The RFL are unhappy with the decision of a local council and have released a statement outlining their disapproval. Read more about their stance and what they had to say here.

Ferguson’s old club’s steps

Blake Ferguson’s old club has taken the unprecedented step of drug testing their whole squad following the ex-NRL star’s arrest for allegedly possessing cocaine, according to Fox Sports. Read more on the dire consequences it could have on the club – they could even fold due to outside pressure and a strong national crackdown – here.

Lyne’s vaccination stance

Wakefield Trinity’s Reece Lyne has told the Yorkshire Post that vaccination status is a private matter following the decision of his club to outline their stance.

Sinfield’s backing

Kevin Sinfield has thrown his weight behind the project of one former footballer, Paul Stewart, after he decided to provide an educational program against abuse, the Blackpool Gazette has revealed. Read more on Sinfield’s involvement here.

Ex-Wiganer’s experiences

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the experiences of one former Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils star at those two clubs.

Pryce’s message

Leon Pryce has sent out a brilliant message to his son Will following the latter’s role in the Super League promotional video for 2022. Read more here.

Rankin’s career change

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the career change of former Castleford Tigers, Huddersfield Giants and Hull FC fullback Jordan Rankin.

Leigh to make winger decision

The Leigh Journal has reported that the Leigh Centurions are set to make a decision on whether or not to sign a winger.

Salford star on future

‘Numerous clubs’ were said to be interested in one Salford Red Devils star, according to Serious About Rugby League with the player also out of contract at the end of 2022.

SL players in the NRL

Serious About Rugby League has written an article revealing five players who they would believe would make it in the NRL. Do you agree with the list?

Two clubs in dire straits

Two NRL clubs are said to be in dire straits following the outbreak of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Ten from one team and nine from the other are said to be isolating. Read more here.

SL free agents

Serious About Rugby League has revealed those Super League stars who will be free agents at the end of the 2022 Super League season. The likes of whom include Leeds’ Brad Dwyer, Castleford’s Greg Eden and Wakefield’s Tom Johnstone.

Thompson and Flanagan

Neither Luke Thompson nor Kyle Flanagan were present in Canterbury Bulldogs training yesterday, sparking rumours of a move away with both linked elsewhere. Read more here.

Sene-Lefao’s message

Jesse Sene-Lefao has sent an ominous message to Championship rivals following his move to Featherstone Rovers. He has recently been handed the number 12 shirt. Read more on his message here.

Rhinos star on future

Serious About Rugby League has revealed the future of one Leeds Rhinos star after he spoke exclusively to the website.

Referee opens up on fear of homophobic abuse

Matt Cecchin – one of the NRL’s greatest ever referees – recently retired and he told BBC Sport about how he feared homophobia on the pitch after coming out, but that it was received in an overwhelmingly positive fashion.

Peet on Wigan recruitment

Wigan Warriors head coach Matty Peet has told the Manchester Evening News about how his new signings have fitted in superbly to their new surroundings.

Leeds starlet gets new agent

A Leeds Rhinos starlet has got a new big agent working alongside him who will undoubtedly get the best deals for him in the game. Read more here.

Almost half of squad positive

Almost half of an NRL squad has tested positive for COVID-19 in what is the largest outbreak from one club, according to the Daily Telegraph. Read more here.

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