Betts quits coaching role at Gloucester

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Denis Betts has resigned from his job at Gloucester, clearing the way for a possible return to rugby league in one of next season's coaching vacancies.

The former Wigan and Great Britain second-rower had been at Kingsholm since being appointed skills coach at the club. The Gloucester website said that he was leaving "to pursue new challenges".

At least four Super League clubs are looking for a new coach for next year – St Helens, Huddersfield, Bradford and the Catalan Dragons, though the Catalans are poised to announce John Kear as the successor to Kevin Walters, but that would, in turn, create another vacancy.

Wigan's Paul Prescott and Stuart Fielden have been given official cautions for tackles in the loss to St Helens on Sunday.