Broncos want Domic back from Warrington

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The London Broncos hope to add the Warrington loose forward, Sid Domic, to their recruitment plans for next season.

Warrington have to shed at least one of their five overseas players to get below their import quota for next year. Domic seems the most likely to leave, with the Broncos keen to give him the opportunity of staying in England.

"We like him as a player and we understand he's leaving Warrington," Nic Cartwright, London's chief executive, said. . "We've spoken to him and he's weighing up his options."

The Australian played for the Broncos in the 1994-95 season, alongside their current coach, Tony Rea.

The club has also taken Chorley's former St Helens hooker, Dave McConnell, on trial for the rest of the season. "He's got a chance to win a contract," Cartwright said. He is also close to agreeing a new deal with Steele Retchless, who will this weekend equal Steve Rosolen's club record of 171 appearances.

The Grand Finals of the flagship Rugby League Conference are to be re-arranged because of players' rugby union commitments.

The Bridgend Blue Bulls, including the former internationals John Devereux, Allan Bateman and Kevin Ellis, were due to play the Carlisle Centurions for the Harry Jepson Trophy at Cheltenham on 6 September but several players are contracted to play for their rugby union clubs that day, as are some members of the Torfen Tigers team due to play Bolton le Moors for the Shield the same afternoon.

"It seems that Ellis, Devereux and Bateman would have played on the Saturday, but they would have had trouble raising the rest of the team," Niel Wood, the League's national development manager, said.

The matches are now likely to be played at Winnington Park, Northwich, the following day.

Wigan are likely to be without their prop, Danny Sculthorpe, after he suffered a suspected cracked rib in Monday's victory over Bradford.

Gateshead Thunder are looking for a new coach following the decision of Paul Fletcher to stand down at the end of the season.

Fletcher resigned after the defeat at the weekend by the London Skolars - that club's first professional victory.

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