Coach sorry for swearing at fans
Tuesday 12 July 2011
The Wakefield assistant coach, Paul Broadbent, has apologised for swearing at supporters on Sunday. The incident came during the Wildcats' 46-6 defeat by St Helens, when Broadbent rounded on the fans.
"I would like to apologise to supporters who witnessed the incident and had to listen to the inappropriate language used. I reacted to some negative criticism aimed at individual players," he said on the club's website. "I was protecting the players and I over-stepped the mark."
Gareth Thomas has confirmed he has broken his arm and is likely to be out of action for two months.
The former Welsh rugby union captain has not given up hope, however, of being fit in time for Crusaders' last game of the season at Wigan on 9 September and for Four Nations duty for Wales the following month.
The new Salford coach, Matt Parish, has taken over the preparation for their next game at Hull KR after arriving from Australia. The club has signed the former Leeds and Newcastle Falcons winger, Danny Williams, on a contract until the end of next season.
The Rugby League generated a record income of £22.8m in 2010, it has announced. The game made a profit for the ninth successive year.
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