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RL star Gareth Hock says more players should ask for help with drugs problems

The former Salford rugby league player, Gareth Hock, says there is a wider drugs problem in the sport and that more players should ask for help.

The Leigh Centurions star has released his autobiography - The Real Me - which also talks of his fall out with Salford owner Marwan Koukash.

But the headlines surround his two year suspension for using cocaine, at a time when he says plenty of other players were also using:


Kiwis train with Liverpool

It seems it's not just Liverpool's footballers who've turned to Jurgen Klopp for inspiration.

The whole New Zealand rugby league squad turned up for a training session at Melwood to help them prepare for the deciding test match against England in Wigan this weekend.

Jurgen was on hand to share coaching tips, while the Kiwis showed him they're pretty comfortable with the round ball too.


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.

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