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Morgan cools talk of Hull KR exit

By Daniel Schofield 03/08/2009 11:04:00 AM Comments (0)

Hull KR's Australian coach Justin Morgan poured cold water on speculation linking him with a move away from New Craven Park and insists a new deal is in the pipeline.

Morgan joined Rovers in 2005 and guided them to promotion into the Super League two years later.

With his team now moving ever closer to securing a top four finish following their 46-24 defeat of Castleford on Sunday, Morgan's name has been linked with a number of rival Super League and NRL clubs.

But the former Parramatta prop insists he is going nowhere and is close to extending his contract which expires in 2010.

"I do not see it (his contract) as a major issue and I am very happy with where I am at," he said.

"Let's get the players sorted first, there really are no dramas for me. I am still contracted for next year and I have had brief chats with the chairman about it.

"I am very happy with my job and I still feel I have got unfinished business here.

"It is a case of work in progress and my remit is to keep making us better than we were the year before.

"Mathematically we have not sewn up fourth place. We have one hand on it, but we need to get our other hand on it so the box is ticked."

Rovers are one place in the table behind Huddersfield whose coach Nathan Brown maintains his side are brimming with confidence ahead of their clash with league leaders St Helens in the Challenge Cup semi-final.

The Giants' 24-0 win over Hull was their sixth on the spin and Brown admits he faces some tricky selection dilemmas for next week.

"I'm facing a huge selection headache for the Challenge Cup semi-final," he said.

"I thought everybody contributed to what was another very solid team performance and I know it's going to be tough having to leave people some out after the way they played tonight.

"But as a coach, that is the sort of position you want to be in."

Meanwhile, Saints boss Mick Potter hailed 20-year-old rising star Kyle Eastmond for his match-winning performance against in-form Wigan.

"He's very quick, very elusive and showed what he can do when he takes the line on," said Potter.

"He's got other things he needs to work on, but taking on the line is not one of them. He's got some promise, hasn't he?"

Also in semi-final action next week are Warrington who lost both Brian Carney and Simon Grix to injury in their last-gasp 24-22 defeat to Leeds.

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