Currie is Broncos' new coach

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London Broncos have appointed the former Australian Test player, Tony Currie, as their new coach, writes Dave Hadfield. Currie, who played for Leeds 10 years ago, has been a specialist defensive coach with the Brisbane Broncos and succeeds Gary Grienke, who left last week.

London have been admitted to the Academy Super League, the top division for under-19 players, for the forthcoming summer season. The Broncos, who have not run an Academy team in the past, plan to bolster it with scholarship winners from Australia as well as southern-based rugby union players.

Leeds have failed in their attempts to contact the Australian club, Manly, to clarify the position of Craig Innes. Both clubs believe they have Innes under contract for this summer, but Leeds' football manager, Hugh McGahan, said: "If they don't want to talk to us about compensation, we are happy for him to stay here."