Rugby League: Gregory offered post in Dublin

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ANDY GREGORY, sacked by Salford last month, has agreed to be coach of a new Super League club in Dublin, should it succeed in its franchise application later this year.

"We've shaken hands on it and, if Dublin get in, I will be the coach," he said. "I've been to Dublin and met the people who have put the consortium together. They have a lot to learn over there, but, with the sponsors they have got on board, the bid is very feasible."

Gregory has also had two offers from clubs in the Northern Ford Premiership, but he has not been in any rush to get back into the game.

St Helens could be without their stand-off, Tommy Martyn, for several weeks following an ankle ligament injury in Sunday's defeat by Wigan - the second loss in a row for the early leaders of Super League. Martyn is virtually certain to miss Friday's game at Bradford, but fears that his absence could stretch to a number of matches.

Saints will have their combative prop, Paul Davidson, available at Odsal. The Rugby League ruled that he has no further case to answer over the late tackle on Tony Smith that saw him sent to the sin-bin on Sunday.

Warrington's Simon Gillies is also in the clear after video scrutiny of an incident in their game against Salford and is available to captain his side in Friday match at Gateshead.

Leeds are unchanged at home to Castleford tonight, which means that their captain, Iestyn Harris, continues in the relatively unfamiliar position of scrum-half.

Castleford have several injuries with Francis Maloney, Michael Eagar, Brad Davis and Brad Hepi added to the five players who missed the win at Halifax last Friday.

In tonight's other game, the bottom club, Hull, hope to have Craig Murdock and Richard Horne fit for a vital game at home to Salford, five points ahead of them and two places off the foot of the table.