Brian McDermott named new Toronto Wolfpack head coach

Toronto Wolfpack have confirmed Brian McDermott as their new head coach. The ambitious Trans-Atlantic club has moved to secure Super League’s most successful ever coach following the departure of Paul Rowley this week. The 48-year-old returns to the sport after a five-month absence, having been sacked by Leeds Rhinos earlier this year following a seven-game losing streak that saw the…

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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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Former Widnes forward Adam Lawton attracting interest as he aims to resume career

At least one Super League club and several Championship sides are interested in signing former Widnes forward Adam Lawton for 2019 after he expressed a desire to resume his Rugby League career. Lawton broke onto the scene in 2013 as a 20-year-old product of the Vikings’ junior system and initially impressed, scoring nine tries in 12 appearances in all competitions…

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Ben White signs for Halifax

Halifax have signed half-back Ben White on a one-year deal after a spell playing in Australia with Berkeley Eagles. The former Leeds Rhino and Swinton Lion, who has been named in the recent German international squad, was nominated for the League 1 Young Player of the Year in his debut year with Swinton. “After speaking to Richard Marshall and hearing about…

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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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