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.
Halifax coach Richard Marshall has ticked all the boxes so far in his plan to take the club forward, and is confident that Fax can become full-time soon.
As soon as Sam Burgess washed his hands of rugby union, South Sydney officials fell over themselves getting to the phone and the salary cap ready reckoner. It was, so the story goes, too good to be true.
Featherstone hooker Matty Wildie has been ruled out for the rest of the 2016 campaign with an ACL injury.
Leigh boss Derek Beaumont says he will take the season opening loss to Batley on the chin and believes Neil Jukes is still the right man to lead the Centurions.