Eaton rages at Super League clubs

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The Keighley coach, Barry Eaton, has hit out at Super League clubs for complaining about having to play two games over Easter.

The Cougars' part-time players had their third Championship game in six days at Halifax last night and it is them that Eaton says deserve the sympathy, not the full-time professionals of Super League.

"All they have to do is rest and recover, but I've got players who are working all day before training or working nights," Eaton, whose side started the season with the extra handicap of a nine-point deduction for going into administration, told the Bradford Telegraph & Argus.

"I see no problem in Super League teams playing Friday and Monday. They only have to do it once so they shouldn't complain about it."

The Rugby League is hoping to name the new England coach on Wednesday. Bradford's Steve McNamara has emerged as the favourite, following the Bulls' admission that they have yet to talk to him about extending his current contract at the club.