Hunslet Hawks: Shock departure for Coyle brothers

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rugby league: Grand Final man of the match Thomas Coyle and brother James have left Hunslet Hawks with immediate effect.

Director of rugby Darren Williams said: “James approached us a couple of weeks ago saying that he had an opportunity to move into a coaching position and that was an avenue he wanted to explore. He was under contract with us for 2015 but after speaking to him it was obvious he wanted to accept the offer on the table and we didn’t want to stand in his way as coaching opportunities in the game are difficult to come by.”

Thomas – also contracted to Hunslet for 2015 – has been allowed to follow his brother with a compensation package agreed with the club concerned.”

Danny Grimshaw and Danny Ansell remain under contract for 2015, Williams was able to confirm, while assistant coach Jonny Wainhouse has stood down after two years owing to family reasons.