Amateur RL: Ex-Tigers prop Sampson called in to salvage Warriors’ season

Dean Sampson in his Castleford Tigers heyday.
Dean Sampson in his Castleford Tigers heyday.
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fORMER CASTLEFORD TIGERS prop Dean Sampson has taken over as coach of Hunslet Warriors.

The National Conference club have parted company with their former team boss Tony Drury.

Warriors have had a disappointing campaign and are eighth in Division One, with nine wins from 18 games. Spokeswoman Pam Crosby said: “Warriors have dispensed with the services of coach Tony Drury.

“Ex-Castleford, England and Great Britain international Dean Sampson takes over with immediate effect and hopes to kick-start the season and get Hunslet back to winning ways.”

Sampson’s first game is tomorrow’s crucial derby at home to neighbours Milford Marlins (2.30pm).

Crosby added: “Milford had a slow start to the season, but have shown their strength in recent weeks with six wins out of seven. Just one point divides the two teams – with Milford in ninth place – so a cracking game is on the cards.”

Warriors ‘A’ team are at home to Shaw Cross Sharks ‘A’ in a curtain-raiser (12.30pm).

Stanningley are in action in Division Three tonight, at home to Drighlington (7.30pm).

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