Fylde duo quit the Woodlands
Fylde RFC forward Jack Turley has announced that he is leaving club just days after being named player of the season.
Also on his way is talented wing or scrum-half Jordan Dorrington, who is linking up again with Vale Of Lune, which is also the next port of call in the rugby career of former Fylde skipper Evan Stewart.Turley is returning to Edinburgh for family reasons. The Kiwi born lock or back row forward joined the club at the beginning of the season from Heriots RFC and has made a big impression with his powerful, mobile and skilled play. He made 24 appearances and scored nine tries.Dorrington joined Fylde in 2013 and in four seasons at the Woodlands has made 80 first team appearances scoring 24 tries. During this period he gained representative honours for Lancashire and England Counties, showing adaptability to play in number of roles, including full-back, as well as impressive running skillsFylde’s chairman of rugby, Roger Banks, said: “We’re sad to see both players move on and they will be hard to replace. “However, we understand their personal reasons for leaving us and wish both very well for their futures. They’ll always receive a warm welcome at the Woodlands”It leaves Fylde - and new coach Warren Spragg - with a sizeable re-building job in time for the start of the 2017-18 campaign.Spragg is taking over the head coach role from Paul Arnold, who is joining Preston Grasshoppers.Another likely departure is Scott Armstrong, for a coaching and development role at Kirkby Lonsdale.