Veivers takes Salford reins
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.
Thursday 24 November 2011
Salford have named Phil Veivers as the coach to lead them into their new stadium for the start of next season.
The former St Helens player was in temporary charge for much of last season while Shaun McRae was on sick leave. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the permanent job when Matt Parish was appointed in July, but Parish departed suddenly last week, having won only one of his six games, citing irreconcilable differences with others at the club.
The North Wales Crusaders have appointed the former Welsh rugby league coach Clive Griffiths as the man to take them into Championship 1 next season.
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