In a club statement, Keighley said: “We would like to place on record our thanks to Con for his services and wish him, and his family, the very best for the future.”

James Maloney to play on in France

James Maloney will play on next season after signing a new deal with Lezignan in the French Elite One competition.

The former New South Wales and Australia playmaker made more than 300 appearances across his career in the NRL and Super League.

Maloney won two NRL Premierships with Sydney Roosters in 2013 and Cronulla Sharks in 2016. He also featured in 14 Origins and won four caps for the Kangaroos.

He originally made the switch to the part-time competition at the end of the 2021 Super League campaign from Catalans. Maloney had led the Dragons to their first ever Grand Final in 2021 after winning the League Leaders’ Shield for the first time in their history.