Endacott is attracted to Wolves

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Frank Endacott, sacked by Wigan last month, says he would be keenly interested in landing the coaching vacancy at Warrington next season. Endacott has returned from holiday in Europe to find himself strongly linked with the post, which will be vacated by Darryl Van de Velde when the current campaign is over.

"My door is open to anyone and, if anyone approaches me with a proposition, I'll look at it," said the former New Zealand Test coach, who has made it clear that he would like to stay in this country, if the right job was available. "I would certainly be interested in talking to Warrington, but I have made no advances to them and have had no direct approach from them."

The factor that could count against Endacott is his age ­ he celebrated his 53rd birthday in Rome ­ although he is younger than another Kiwi whose hat is in the ring, Graham Lowe, also a former Wigan and New Zealand coach.

Another candidate is Shaun Edwards, who has been furthering his coaching education at home and abroad and will eventually want a club job. However, there is strong backing within the club for Paul Cullen, Van de Velde's former assistant, who has done a good job under difficult circumstances at Whitehaven this season.

The Warrington centre, Toa Kohe-Love, has been suspended for four matches after being sent off for a high tackle at Salford on Sunday.

Castleford are hoping to sign an outside back on loan from a Super League club and throw him straight into their injury-hit side at Warrington on Sunday.

Salford have suffered another blow with the news that Darren Brown will be out for a month following knee surgery.

Two players wanted by England have decided to use their grandparental qualification to play for Ireland against France later this month. The Leeds full-back Francis Cummins is now committed to Ireland until after the next World Cup. The St Helens forward Tim Jonkers, who is part Dutch, has chosen the same course.