Sandercock thought to be Rovers target
Little-known Australian Craig Sandercock has emerged as favourite to land the coaching vacancy at Hull KR.
The job was expected to go to former Canterbury Bulldogs coach Kevin Moore, who headed a five-strong short list of candidates interviewed in Australia by Rovers’ three-man delegation this week.
However, Newcastle Knights assistant Sandercock is thought to have agreed a two-year deal to secure his first position as head coach in succession to Justin Morgan. The Super League club declined to comment but are expected to announce their new man next week.
Sandercock spent two years at the Knights as understudy to Rick Stone but was not retained by new coach Wayne Bennett.
He joined the Knights two years ago after working with the Manly Sea Eagles juniors and also coached the New South Wales’ Under-16s in 2008 and 2009.
A qualified economics teacher, Sandercock played in the lower grades with North Sydney Bears before spending a year in England with the London Broncos.