Featherstone deny Jarrod Sammut player-coach link

Drew Darbyshire

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Featherstone have silenced reports linking Jarrod Sammut with a player-coaching role at the club.

Reports emerged over the weekend that Wigan half-back Jarrod Sammut was set to become a player-assistant coach at Rovers.

However, the Championship club have released a statement to confirm that the move will not be happening because they are happy with Paul March being James Webster’s assistant in 2020.

In a statement released by Rovers, it read: “The club are aware of comments have been made within the media this week regarding a possible player-coach role at Featherstone Rovers being offered to a current Super League player.

“It is believed that the rumour was started on a fans forum and seems to have made its way into the columns and articles of certain journalists.

“The Rovers currently have an assistant coach in the shape of Paul March, who is very highly thought of within the club and has already been informed by James Webster that he would be welcome on the Australian’s staff for the 2020 season after doing such a great job in 2019.

“Recruitment for the rumoured position is already complete, with Featherstone having a number of options available to the club in terms of cover as well.”

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