Rugby League: Warrington move out as future is secured

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THE LONG-DELAYED re-financing of Warrington has been completed, assuring the club's immediate future.

In a deal also involving the brewers Greenall, the local council has bought the club's Wilderspool ground for pounds 1m, which means they can move without debts to a proposed new stadium on the outskirts of the town.

The Warrington coach, Darryl Van de Velde, who had hinted at leaving if the club's position was not resolved, welcomed the move yesterday: "With a clean slate, we can now concentrate on football and building a team for Super League success."

Leeds, one of the successes of last season, are to send four squad members, including the Great Britain second-rower, Adrian Morley, to staff a four- day coaching school at two RAF bases on Cyprus.

"We hope this will be the start of a long-standing relationship between Leeds Rhinos and the British community living in Cyprus," said the club's chief scout, Bob Pickles.