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The England coach, Steve McNamara, is to join the coaching staff of the Sydney Roosters, but is to continue to take charge of the national team on a part-time basis.

Crusaders look to the future with Moore

Crusaders have confirmed the signing of the Wakefield prop Richard Moore on a three-year contract – their first foray into the transfer market since assuring their future. The Wrexham-based club came out of administration on Christmas Eve and moved quickly to complete the deal with the 29-year-old front-rower, previously with Bradford, London Broncos and Leigh.

Coachless Cougars put Drew in frame

Brad Drew and Martin Crompton are among the contenders for the vacant coaching role with the Keighley Cougars.

Planning blow to Wakefield stadium hopes

Wakefield's hopes of moving into a new stadium by 2012 have been dealt a major blow which could have serious repercussions for their Super League future.

Morrison handed captain's role at Wakefield

Wakefield have named the veteran Australian forward Glenn Morrison as their new captain. He succeeds the long-serving Jason Demetriou, who was not offered a new contract at the end of last season.

Coach accused of bias after Tuqiri given start

Lote Tuqiri has become the first Australian rugby league international to return from union and be capped again by being named to play against Papua New Guinea in the Four Nations tomorrow in which England took on New Zealand early this morning.

Five clubs to bid for Super League status

Five championship clubs have been invited to apply for Super League membership from 2012 onwards. Halifax, Featherstone, Barrow, Batley and Widnes have all fulfilled the playing criteria by either reaching a Championship Grand Final or winning the Northern Rail Cup.

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Royal Institute of British Architects gives its top prize to Sir David Chipperfield

Terry Newton: Rugby league hooker who took his own life following his suspension for drug-taking

Terry Newton was a richly talented and fiercely competitive rugby league player who will be remembered for the wrong reasons. His suicide at the age of 31 was the final act in a life and a career that often verged on melodrama.

Deacon back for Warriors' tussle with the Rhinos

Paul Deacon is back in Wigan's squad for tomorrow's highly charged play-off at Leeds. The veteran half-back, coming to the end of his first season with his hometown club, missed last week's victory over Hull KR with a hip injury, but he has trained this week and has been included in the Warriors' 19 at the expense of the young prop Ben Davies.

Westwood can kick-start Wolves' final ambitions

Warrington's answer to Jonny Wilkinson may be a recent convert to the kicker's art but is relishing the responsibility, he tells Dave Hadfield

Wigan's youngsters prove too strong for Bradford Bulls

A young Wigan side denied Bradford any compensation for a disappointing season by winning the Carnegie Floodlit Nines at Headingley with a 20-16 victory in the final last night.

King unstoppable as Warrington put paid to Wakefield's play-off hopes

Wakefield 18 Warrington 36

Magic Weekend moves back to the Millennium

Next season will start with a weekend of seven matches at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, the Rugby League has announced.

Carl Dooler: Scrum-half whose skills took Featherstone to victory in the 1967 Challenge Cup final

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Arrested referee to miss weekend games

The Rugby League has been spared a decision on whether Steve Ganson should referee this weekend by what it says is a pre-arranged holiday. Ganson was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning after an altercation outside a hotel in Haydock in which an 87-year-old woman was injured.

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