Hunslet axe coach James Coyle

Hunslet boss James Coyle has become the second Kingstone Press League 1 coach to lose his job in a week.

Hunslet coach James Coyle.

Coyle, who was appointed at the end of last season, has paid the price for Sunday’s surprise 24-22 defeat by Oxford, which leaves Hunslet outside the top four.

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“Hunslet RLFC can today announce that head coach James Coyle has left the club with immediate effect,” a statement said.

“The club will make a statement in due course once a decision regarding a future appointment has been made.”

The axing comes just six days after Doncaster parted company with Gary Thornton.