Rugby League: Acton man to make debut for Broncos
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.
Friday 27 February 1998
Dominic Peters, a teenager from Acton who can play in the pack or on the wing, is in the squad for the tie at The Stoop. He has played for the club's highly successful under-19 side and becomes another English addition to what is still a largely Australian roster. One of those imports, the former Perth half-back, Damien Chapman, makes his competitive debut.
The administration of Super League also took on an Australian hue yesterday, with the arrival of Ian Robson to take up the role of marketing and public affairs director. Robson has the unique distinction of occupying high- profile jobs in three countries within a few months. He was a controversial chief executive of the Auckland Warriors until forced out midway through last season and was then head of the marketing operation for Super League in Australia.
"What we will do with Super League Europe is what we tried to achieve with Super League in Australasia - to put on the best of the best, week in, week out, and make it so good that everyone wants to read about it and hear about it," he said.
Doc Murray, the former Auckland full-back who failed to establish himself at Wigan last season, has joined Lancashire Lynx on loan. Murray had been playing trials with Wasps.
The Castleford utility player, Grant Anderson, has completed his move to Hunslet.
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