QLT to fight for Fax spot

Halifax coach Richard Marshall has told new signing Quentin Laulu-Togagae he will have to fight for his shirt at the club – despite welcoming the returning “romance” between club and player. The former Samoa international had a brief spell with Fax this season between playing for Toronto and Castleford, but has no Super League clause in his contract this time…

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Lions in Moore talks

Swinton Lions are among the clubs showing an interest in offering experienced ex-England playmaker Scott Moore a route back into the professional game. The former St Helens, Widnes, Huddersfield, North Queensland, London Broncos, Castleford, Wakefield and Bradford halfback or hooker was jailed for one year and eleven months earlier this year after being tasered six times by police following a…

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Centurions look for new coach

Leigh Centurions coaching duo Micky Higham and Paul Anderson, former boss Neil Jukes and ex-Rochdale chief Alan Kilshaw are among the early contenders for the club’s vacant head coach position. The Centurions are starting the search after confirmation that Kieron Purtill has joined Championship rivals Widnes. Local pair Higham and Anderson are understood to be keen to try and take…

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Knights net League 1 duo

York City Knights coach James Ford has high hopes for new League 1 recruits Marcus Stock and Jason Bass in 2019. Loose-forward Stock arrives from Hemel Stags while utility back Bass has been impressing at Coventry Bears. The pair’s arrival completed another productive week for the club after Liam Salter joined from Hull KR and current back rowers Tim Spears…

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Purtill lifts lid on injury toll

Leigh Centurions coach Kieron Purtill insists the club wasn’t “trying to pull the wool over anybody’s eyes” in revealing they only had nine fit men for Sunday’ Championship Shield final against Featherstone Rovers. The club issued a statement outlining their position on Tuesday, before an agreement was reached by Championship and League One clubs to allow both the Centurions and…

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