Hunslet appoint former Doncaster coach Gary Thornton as new head coach

Hunslet RLFC have confirmed the appointment of Gary Thornton as their new head coach. Thornton recently left Doncaster after almost two years in charge and had previously guided York City Knights to the League Leaders’ Shield in 2014. He replaces James Coyle in the hot seat, who departed after eight months in charge. Director of Rugby Darren Williams said: “We…

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Talking points ahead of Friday’s Super League action

Do Widnes stand any chance against the league leaders? On paper, it looks a daunting task for Widnes at Castleford this evening. There’s no Joe Mellor, no Tom Gilmore, Rangi Chase is ineligible.. long story short, they are doing it tough with injuries as things stand. Therefore, the prospect of going to face the league leaders at a ground where…

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