Saints part company with Royce Simmons

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SAINTS have parted company with head coach Royce Simmons.

The move follows a disappointing run of results which has seen Saints fail to get a win in their last five matches.

Although the club have yet to announce the decision – coach Simmons was unable to comment at this stage when asked this evening.

At this stage it is not clear who will take temporary charge of the side – with Mike Rush and Keiron Cunningham possibilities.

Full story to follow.

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11:52am Mon 19 Mar 12

Bill Bradbury says...

Not surprising when I read his comments in the Star at the start of the season that he would be on the plane as his "family & interests" are in Australia and his daughter wanted to know where they were holidaying next March, and we all know the pull daughters have on dads!

Better he goes sooner than later but as I wrote elsewhere on the Bradford result, the forwards need to be looking at themselves as the backs appear to be doing all the work carrying the ball forward. One man rugby with no leader and as the "Pie Eaters" delighted in informing me last year "A one man team in Graham". Missing him badly. Perhaps new assistant coach Cunningham can come out of retirement?

Positives on the Bradford game was the form of Wellens and the defence was better except for the errors which anyone can make. Players do not do that deliberately especially with an open try-line. Take away the daft Bradford tries and the disgraceful penalty on an accidental kick, we were nearly there. Better still when the forwards wake up and start to support each other than the one man rugby of late.
Watch for a shock over Leeds otherwise with Wigan & Warrington looming we will be propping up the League with Widnes.
Not surprising when I read his comments in the Star at the start of the season that he would be on the plane as his "family & interests" are in Australia and his daughter wanted to know where they were holidaying next March, and we all know the pull daughters have on dads! Better he goes sooner than later but as I wrote elsewhere on the Bradford result, the forwards need to be looking at themselves as the backs appear to be doing all the work carrying the ball forward. One man rugby with no leader and as the "Pie Eaters" delighted in informing me last year "A one man team in Graham". Missing him badly. Perhaps new assistant coach Cunningham can come out of retirement? Positives on the Bradford game was the form of Wellens and the defence was better except for the errors which anyone can make. Players do not do that deliberately especially with an open try-line. Take away the daft Bradford tries and the disgraceful penalty on an accidental kick, we were nearly there. Better still when the forwards wake up and start to support each other than the one man rugby of late. Watch for a shock over Leeds otherwise with Wigan & Warrington looming we will be propping up the League with Widnes. Bill Bradbury
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