Coach Morgan to leave Hull KR


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Justin Morgan is to leave Hull KR at the end of the season, making Rovers the third Yorkshire club seeking a new coach. Morgan arrived at Craven Park from Toulouse in 2005 and steered the Robins into Super League the year after. Since then, they have twice reached the Super League play-offs, although they are in danger of missing out this time.

"The club has given me a great opportunity and I've thoroughly enjoyed my time here," the Australian said. "They have been very supportive in giving me permission to speak to other clubs, despite the fact that I'm under contract."

One of those clubs is certainly Castleford, who have known for several weeks that they are going to need a replacement for Terry Matterson. Another obvious candidate for Cas is John Kear, who is leaving Wakefield at the end of this campaign.

This is where it gets complicated, however, because Kear and, conceivably, Matterson could also be contenders for the Hull KR job.

On top of that, the Australian club Canterbury have drawn up a short-list that is thought to include the names of Morgan and Matterson, as well as Huddersfield's Nathan Brown.