Denis Betts in mix for coaching return as part of new-look Newcastle setup

Former Widnes coach, Denis Betts is among the names under consideration for a role at League 1 side, Newcastle Thunder as they close in on a replacement for coach Jason Payne. Payne was sacked by Thunder following back-to-back defeats at the start of the new League 1 season, with Thunder adamant they were keen to take their time finding the…

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Manchester Rangers made play for Hemel licence before reported Eric Perez interest

Hemel Stags received, and rejected, numerous offers from aspiring professional clubs to buy their licence, before reportedly agreeing to sell it to Eric Perez, including a serious approach from Manchester Rangers, League Express can reveal. Last week, it emerged that Perez has been the subject of a bid to acquire the Stags’ official playing licence,  though neither the Rugby Football…

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Rams and Bears show their teeth

GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of League Express, pays tribute to two clubs outside Super League TWO teams whose early season stars continued to rise last weekend were Dewsbury Rams and Coventry Bears. In the Championship, the Rams were tipped by many to struggle under Lee Greenwood this year, not least because they lost a number of established players, and…

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Jason Payne becomes first coaching departure of 2019 after leaving Newcastle job

Jason Payne has become the first coach to depart his club this season after League 1 side Newcastle announced they were releasing him from his position. Thunder have started the season with back-to-back defeats to Doncaster and Coventry, and Thunder say that Payne will now take a three-month break from all duties, with his future involvement to be discussed thereafter.…

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