Exiles coach to name assistants
Dave Hadfield was a schoolboy convert to rugby league, the game which, one way or another, has dominated his life ever since. After working for newspapers in Shropshire and Blackpool (where he covered the fortunes of Blackpool Borough) he travelled the world, working mainly in Hong Kong and Sydney. He became The Independent's rugby league man in 1990 and has written five books on the game and broadcast extensively for Sky and the BBC. Dave played his last game at the age of 53 and would have set up a try if anyone could have been bothered supporting his break. When not writing about the sport, he now limits himself to a bit of tick and pass with his local club, the Bolton Mets. Family includes supporters - of varying degrees of dedication - of Salford, Wigan, Sheffield Eagles and St George Illawarra.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
Daniel Anderson, who is to coach the Exiles team to play England in a two-match series this summer, will today name his assistants.
Anderson lost his job as coach of Parramatta last year but remains based in Australia, so he will need eyes and ears in Europe for the selection process. He will also need a new on-field leader. Danny Buderus, a former captain of the Exiles, is back in Australia with the Newcastle Knights.
One of the leading candidates for an Exiles place, St Helens' Sia Soliola, is doubtful for Saturday's match at Bradford after being beaten up. The Kiwi was treated in hospital for facial injuries. Three men have been arrested after the incident in St Helens town centre.
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