St Helens line up Potter as coach

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St Helens expect to name their new coach within the next month. The Super League club will lose Daniel Anderson when he returns to Australia at the end of the season and are thought to be well down the road in discussions with the Catalan Dragons' Mick Potter.

"We have genuinely not made a decision yet," the club's chief executive, Tony Colquitt, said. "There are a couple of names we're talking to, but we've got to respect confidentiality."

One complication is that Potter, like Anderson, is a contender for the Canterbury Bulldogs job which will be vacated at the end of the season by Steve Folkes.

Meanwhile, Saints have warned their local council that they could be forced to leave the town and play at Bolton's Reebok Stadium if they do not get permission to build a new stadium.

Saints' Test forward, Maurie Fa'asavalu, faces a possible suspension tonight after being sent off for running in and striking Castleford's Craig Huby.

Warrington are in double jeopardy at the same disciplinary hearing. Ben Westwood was sent off for a reckless high tackle at Wakefield on Sunday, while Adrian Morley has been cited for a careless high tackle in the same match. Wigan's Michael McIlorum faces a similar charge.

Hull are waiting for a specialist's report on what they fear is a serious neck injury to their half-back, Richard Horne. The Great Britain internationalwas thought to have suffered an arm injury against Bradford on Friday, but the problem has been localised to his neck. The club hope that Adam Dykes will recover from a neck injury of his own in time for Friday night's game at Castleford.

Hull's second-rower, Danny Tickle, has agreed a new two-year contract.

Darren Shaw resigned as football manager at Leigh yesterday, the day after their surprise defeat by Featherstone in the Northern Rail Cup.

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