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Dixon steps down as Bradford & Bingley coach
Bradford & Bingley ’s Stuart Dixon has stepped down as head coach.
The decision was made before last Saturday’s 20-5 home defeat against Sandal in SSE National League Three North and is down to the former Premiership player having a job with the RFU and a young family.
Colin Stephens and Ronnie Kelly will continue coaching in Dixon’s absence, preparing the side for the visit to Billingham.
Otley do not deal in boring matches these days, having backed up a demotion-saving try in the final seconds of last season at Hull Ionians with a last-gasp 34-32 victory at Dudley Kingswinford six days ago.
The Cross Greeners continue their SSE National League two North escapades tomorrow with a tasty home derby against Huddersfield, with player-coach Tom Rock hoping that both Mike Coady and Tom O’Donnell have recovered from injuries.
Wharfedale are also at home for the first time this season, taking on Fylde in SSE National League One.
England Counties captain Rob Baldwin returns for the Greens, one of five changes from the squad that suffered a 34-24 setback at Richmond.
Christian Georgiou moves to full back in place of the injured Dan Hart, winger Simon Horsfall coming in.
Bradford Salem, beaten by a very good Sheffield Medicals side last week in Yorkshire Two, are hoping to bounce back at Skipton , while emphatic Yorkshire Three winners Baildon have Marcus Dracup and Ben Newton on the bench at home to Thornensians.