'All 14 clubs' want Gareth Ellis, claims agent
Dave Hadfield was a schoolboy convert to rugby league, the game which, one way or another, has dominated his life ever since. After working for newspapers in Shropshire and Blackpool (where he covered the fortunes of Blackpool Borough) he travelled the world, working mainly in Hong Kong and Sydney. He became The Independent's rugby league man in 1990 and has written five books on the game and broadcast extensively for Sky and the BBC. Dave played his last game at the age of 53 and would have set up a try if anyone could have been bothered supporting his break. When not writing about the sport, he now limits himself to a bit of tick and pass with his local club, the Bolton Mets. Family includes supporters - of varying degrees of dedication - of Salford, Wigan, Sheffield Eagles and St George Illawarra.
Friday 16 March 2012
Gareth Ellis will decide by the end of this month which Super League club he will join when he returns to England at the end of this season.
The Test forward has had four very successful seasons with Wests Tigers in Sydney and his agent, David Howes, says that all 14 clubs here are interested in signing him.
Ian Millward is back in charge of Castleford at Huddersfield tonight, after three weeks' leave following the sudden death of his 19-year-old son. "I need to get back to normality," he said. "I need to do my job."
Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield has been passed fit to play tonight at Salford, where he needs 15 points to break Lewis Jones' career club record. Richard Moore comes in for Ryan Bailey, who has been banned for three matches for pushing the referee, Richard Silverwood, in last weekend's defeat of Warrington.
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