RL Today: Wakefield Trinity under investigation, Takairangi latest & Bradford to play at Magic Weekend?

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Wakefield Trinity under investigation

Wakefield Trinity are under investigation by the RFL following an alleged breach of Covid protocols. (Yorkshire Live)

Yorkshire Live revealed that the Super League outfit are facing possible punishment due to an incident around Boxing Day.

Bradford to play at Magic Weekend

Bradford are hoping their Championship clash with Newcastle Thunder could be a part of Magic Weeekend. (The Telegraph & Argus)

With Summer Bash details yet to be confirmed, the Bulls are hoping to feature at Newcastle’s Magic Weekend in 2022. Newcastle host Bradford in the same weekend as the event – the weekend of July 9-10.

Former RFL HQ plans revealed

The Rugby Football League’s former HQ in Leeds is set to be a private hospital. (Insider Media)

Dr Faisal Arshad, the lead surgeon at The Hair Dr – Hair Transplant Clinic, and his wife and business partner Sommiya bought Red Hall House from the RFL last year for more than £1.65m.

Brad Takairangi latest

Tony Smith has confirmed that Brad Takairangi will feature against Dewsbury amid ongoing investigation. (Hull Daily Mail

Takairangi is at the centre of allegations brought against him by Humberside Police after being taken into custody on New Year’s Day.

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Leigh confirm 2022 captains

Leigh have confirmed their squad numbers and captains for 2022.

The Championship side have named a 21-man squad for their upcoming campaign, with a few more additions expected. Interestingly, Jayden Hatton has not received a number and may have left the game completely.

World Cup goal for Championship loanee

York loanee Ronan Michael is aiming to hit the ground running in 2022 so he can represent his native Ireland at this autumn’s World Cup.

He told Love Rugby League: “I’m still quite new to the game of rugby league. Playing games against men at a high standard with a competitive team is key for me to try and make the Ireland squad for the World Cup and move forward with my progression and play more Super League games.”

Birthdays

Leeds head coach Richard Agar turns 50 today (January 20).

Also celebrating: Former Super League and NRL forward Keith Mason (40), New Zealand international Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (33), Catalans forward Matt Whitley (26) and Scotland representative Matthew Hogg (24).

Trivia

Keighley and Swinton are joint-favourites to win the League 1 competition in 2022.

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About Josh McAllister 1343 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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