Sport Steve McNamara has been retained by England despite their defeat to New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final last month

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.

Round-up: Castleford eye up play-off place after Widders double

Stand-off Dean Widders grabbed two tries in a five-minute spell to help Castleford leapfrog their neighbours Wakefield into the top eight with a crucial 40-16 victory in an entertaining Super League derby at The Jungle yesterday.

Potter to take over at Bradford

Bradford have confirmed that Mick Potter is the coach charged with trying to recapture the club's former glories. The St Helens and ex-Catalan Dragons coach has agreed a two-year contract which will start next season.

Richardson to stay on at Wakefield

Ted Richardson will survive as Wakefield chairman despite financial difficulties that could have led to a ban.

Cooke takes Trinity past Hull

Wakefield 29 Hull 6: Stand-off too good for his old club as Wakefield keep their play-off hopes alive

Round Up: Hall's flash of brilliance hauls Hull into top four

Hull FC leapfrogged Leeds Rhinos to reclaim fourth place in the Super League with a 28-22 victory over Bradford Bulls at the Grattan Stadium yesterday, condemning the home side to a seventh consecutive defeat in all competitions.

Dragons move for Robinson

The Catalan Dragons have recruited Trent Robinson as their new coach on a three-year contract. The 33-year-old Australian is currently an assistant with the Sydney Roosters, but has played for and coached Toulouse and speaks fluent French.

Lunt adds an England call-up to his rapid rise

The huddersfield pair, Kevin Brown and Shaun Lunt, have been given a belated call-up to the England squad for Saturday's game against France.

Sherwin move 'not ideal' says Matterson

Brent Sherwin has today completed his shock move to Catalan Dragons from Castleford Tigers, much to the disappointment of his former boss Terry Matterson.

Work underway at last on Salford stadium

Work has officially begun on Salford's new stadium, after 10 years of delays and frustration. The project took a significant stride forward yesterday with a ground-breaking ceremony at the site at Barton. The club's chairman John Wilkinson called it "a landmark occasion in the history of Salford Rugby Club."

Gareth Thomas: 'My best memory comes from Murrayfield'

The former union star plays at a familiar ground today for the Super League fraternity's annual celebration

Time is right for McNamara says Kear

Former England coach John Kear is convinced the Rugby Football League have got the right man for the job after naming Steve McNamara as the new boss of the national team.

Potter warns Saints against taking Quins for granted

St Helens' coach, Mick Potter, has warned his players not to take Harlequins lightly this afternoon, despite them being rooted to the foot of the Super League table.

Roberts' suspected leg break spoils Wigan's wondrous show

Wigan 54 Wakefield 14

Morgan backs Thompson for the future

Castleford Tigers commentator Mick Morgan believes youngster Jordan Thompson has all the attributes to make a top quality player.

Wakefield's wing dilemma

Wakefield coach John Kear says the emergence of a crop of promising youngsters has given him a selection headache ahead of today's Super League derby with Huddersfield.

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