West interests Halifax

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The sacked Wigan coach, Graeme West, is the clear favourite to get the job at Halifax vacated by Steve Simms this week, writes Dave Hadfield.

West has been approached by the club to ask him to apply and has not ruled himself out of contention. "It's flattering to be linked with them. You would always have to be interested in joining such a good club," said West, who was dismissed after refusing to become Wigan's football manager.

Other candidates are the Keighley player-coach, Daryl Powell, Hull KR's Steve Crooks, and Tony Anderson, from Halifax' existing coaching staff. The Halifax football manager, David Hobbs, who is temporary team manager, said: "No one candidate is preferred over another at the moment."