Great Britain legend Garry Schofield is set to be unveiled as the new coach of Championship club Barrow.
The Raiders, bankrolled by the ambitious Des Johnston, have been interviewing candidates for several weeks following the departure of Steve McCormack towards the end of the season.
Former Blackpool coach Martin Crompton and Jon Sharp, most recently at Crusaders, had been favourites for the job, but it seems that the ex-Leeds and Hull stand-off has got the nod.
Barrow won the Championship Grand Final in 2009, in their first season after promotion, and are one of three clubs likely to submit an application for Super League in 2012.
Schofield, Great Britain's most capped player of all time along with Mick Sullivan, is a regular columnist for Rugby League World magazine, and has recently been working on rugby league in South Africa.
Salford centre Junior Sa’u is excited about the new season and believes the Red Devils are heading in the right direction, with Tim Sheens at the helm as director of rugby.
The RFL have responded positively to an announcement by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, which promised government support for a UK bid to host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.
Rangi Chase has stated that one of his main reasons for wanting to join Leigh is that he wants to fall in love with rugby league again, and the Centurions seem like the right club at which to do it.
The RFL have issued a statement confirming that the salary cap for Championship clubs will rise in 2016.