Featherstone have parted ways with head coach John Duffy and the club are now taking legal action.
Duffy was due to attend work on Monday, November 19, which coincided with the first day of pre-season training but he failed to attend work and has not done so in the time since.
Rovers have taken legal advice in relation to issues surrounding Duffy’s conduct and have today terminated his contract.
In a statement released by Rovers, it read: “It is disappointing that the club has had to take this stance, especially after Duffy was awarded an extension to his contract, through to the end of the 2020 season.
“It also appears that Duffy has been engaged in discussions with Leigh Centurions, to take over as head coach.
“Formal action is now being taken against Duffy for breach of contract and Leigh for inducement to breach contract.”
The club will not be making any additional comments at this stage. Strength and conditioner Greg Stebbings and reserves coach Paul March are leading pre-season training sessions, while the club search for a new head coach.