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Cummins considering options

Bulls assistant open to possible union switch

Last Updated: 24/07/12 2:45pm

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Francis Cummins: Considering a move into rugby union

Francis Cummins: Considering a move into rugby union

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Bradford Bulls assistant coach Francis Cummins has admitted he is looking for paid work elsewhere after being made redundant by the club's administrator.

The former Leeds Rhinos man was among the 16 employees made redundant by Brendan Guilfoyle at the start of the month, although many, including coach Mick Potter, returned on a voluntary basis.

Cummins cannot remain with the Bulls in an unpaid capacity and fears he may need to leave the sport as there are no vacancies available in rugby league.

"There's nothing out there in rugby league right now, so I'm looking at other options - even rugby union. "
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The 35-year-old spent over a decade as a player with the Rhinos and would love to be a head coach one day, but for now is considering his options - including making a move into rugby union.

The likes of Shaun Edwards and Andy Farrell have made the transition into union and it is a route Cummins is considering in order to continue providing for his family.

Commitments

"Myself, Mick and Lee St Hilaire all want to stay in this industry but ultimately I've got commitments and if I've got to go and earn a living elsewhere then I will," he told the Telegraph and Argus.

"I'll just do my best to try and get myself a job. You've got to get an interview first and tell them what you're about.

"Any job that becomes available, within reason, I think I'll be throwing my hat into the ring.

"I obviously don't want to be trying to take somebody else's job but if there is an opening, I'll be putting my CV in.

"Do I want to be a head coach? Without a doubt, and that's what I'm trying to pursue now, but obviously there are only so many jobs.

"There's nothing out there in rugby league right now, so I'm looking at other options - even rugby union.

"That's also difficult too because clubs are already well underway with their pre-season preparations."

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