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Former Wales and British and Irish Lions full-back Lee Byrne is switching codes after being appointed director of rugby at South Wales Ironmen RL.
Officials say Byrne's appointment will signal the dawn of a new era for the Kingstone Press League 1 club who will change their name after competing for the past decade as South Wales Scorpions and relocate to Wern Sports Park, home of Merthyr RFC.
Bridgend-born Byrne was capped 46 times by his country, playing his best rugby as Wales claimed the Six Nations Grand Slam in 2008, and was also first-choice full-back for the Lions in South Africa in 2009.
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A crowd of 4,066 more than four times last season's average, turned out for Keighley's League 1 match against Coventry yesterday to pay their respects to Danny Jones.
Jones, a Wales international, died of a heart attack after being taken ill during Keighley's game at London Skolars.
A post-mortem showed he suffered from undiagnosed hereditary heart disease that resulted in his cardiac arrest.
Jones, who was 29, leaves a widow Lizzie and five-month-old twins.
The match went ahead at the request of the Jones family and the kick-off was put back by 15 minutes to allow the hordes of fans into Cougar Park.
Before kick-off on an emotional afternoon, Lizzie walked onto the pitch, cradling twins Bobby and Phoebe, and fought back the tears as she released balloons in memory of her husband.
A book of condolence was opened in the clubhouse and fund-raising by the Rugby Football League's benevolent fund has so far reached £90,000 of the £100,000 target.
A bucket collection at the match, which Keighley won 52-10, raised a further £10,500.
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Keighley's players have been offered counselling ahead of what is sure to be an emotional League 1 game against Coventry on Sunday.
The match was in doubt following the sudden death of popular half-back Danny Jones, who suffered a suspected cardiac arrest during last Sunday's game at London Skolars.
However, it will go ahead at the request of Jones' family, who will be among an expected bumper crowd at Cougar Park as fans from across the game prepare to pay their respects to the Welsh international, who leaves a wife Liz and five-month-old twins.
I think they will be up for this game but they might not be as up for the following game. They'll be pumping on adrenalin maybe on Sunday but we just need to make sure they are all okay.
The guys from the benevolent fund and player welfare side of the RFL are coming down to offer counselling to the players that need it and indeed the management staff that need it.
Wales' rugby league stars have paid tribute to teammate Danny Jones, who has died at the age of 29 after collapsing during a game.
Ben Flower described him as "a great man and even better friend", while former international captain Lee Briers said Jones was "one of life's good guys."
Jones won 12 caps for Wales between 2010 and 2013, playing in the Rugby League World Cup.
All at Wales #rugbyleague would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Danny Jones after his sad passing today.
My thoughts are with Danny's family. Worst possible news. What a great man and even better friend. He will be missed so much. #RIPDannyJones
Life can be so cruel at times. Can't believe u have been taken from us way to early. One of life's good guys #ripdannyjones
Greater Manchester Police is investigating death threats made to banned Wigan rugby league player Ben Flower in a series of abusive messages on Twitter.
The remarks, directed to Flower from a single account yesterday evening, included comments that the 26-year-old Welsh international "deserves to be shot" and that his "last days are approaching".
Flower was sent off in Saturday's Super League Grand Final for punching St Helens stand-off Lance Hohaia while he was motionless on the ground just two minutes into the Grand Final.
He was banned from the sport for six months yesterday.
Great Manchester Police stated on Twitter: "We've been made aware of abusive social media activity about the Rugby League Grand Final. Please be reassured that we are looking into this."