Anderson Denies Roosters Connection


Daniel Anderson has been forced to deny rumours linking his with the head coach's role at Sydney Roosters just days after winning the Powergen Challenge Cup.

Reports are circulating that the current Saints boss will be drafted in to replace the outgoing Ricky Stuart at the struggling NRL Telstra Premiership club.

But Anderson dismissed the reports as "speculation", saying that he is concentrating on keeping St Helens top of the engage Super League.

He said: "Speculation fuels speculation. I'm just going to coach and work really hard with the boys, try to beat Wakefield and get a semi-final spot at home."

Anderson replaced Ian Millward at Knowsley Road last season and is hopeful of leading Saints to the treble of Challenge Cup, League Leaders' Trophy and Super League.

Having won the cup on Saturday and holding a four-point lead at the top of the table, the Australian coach looks likely to achieve his aim.

"We need to defend our league leadership and move onto another goal of playing in Old Trafford," Anderson continued.

"Things always work out in the end. Whether it happens or things don't happen, I don't think it's worth speculating on."