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Rochdale Hornets hunt new head coach

The Hornets' website carried a banner saying 'Thank You Tol'. Credit: Rochdale Hornets

Rochdale Hornets are advertising for a new head coach following Ian Talbot's decision to leave the League 1 club.

Talbot left his backroom role at St Helens to take charge of Hornets three years ago and has now opted to return to the Super League champions.

"Following the conclusion of the season, I have decided to return to Saints to carry on my coaching career," Talbot said.

"I would like to thank everyone involved with the Hornets, members, fans, players and staff that have welcomed me and my family and helped us to create memories and friendships that we will always fondly remember."

Wheelchair rugby league set for Euro stage

While the rugby world cup plays to packed houses across England, the rise of wheelchair rugby league continues to win a new following.

It's the European Championships this week, with a strong North West presence.

Chris Hall has been to meet the players at Mersey Storm in Widnes to find out more about the sport that's growing in the shadow of Super League.


Runciman to join Widnes Vikings

St George Illawarra have agreed to release versatile back Charly Runciman from his contract to enable him to join Widnes.

Runciman in action in the NRL Credit: PA Images

Runciman, who turns 22 on Wednesday, has made 12 first-grade appearances for the Dragons since making his debut against Penrith two years ago.

"Charly has received an opportunity to play regular first-grade football with the Widnes Vikings on a multi-year contract which he has opted to explore," said Dragons director of recruitment and retention Peter Mulholland.

"On behalf of the Dragons we would like to thank him for both his services and contributions to the club and wish him well for the future."

Runciman said: "I have had a couple of great seasons with the Dragons and will look back on my time here with fond memories.

"The opportunity however to play regular first-grade football with the Vikings was appealing to me and something that will help me progress as a player."

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