Saints full back Lachlan Coote given time to weigh up future options

Goal kicking ace Lachlan Coote's long-term future at the Totally Wicked Stadium is hanging in the balance.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 10:18 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 10:34 am
Lachlan Coote. Picture: SWPix

The 31-year-old Australian full back, who has scored 27 tries, 119 goals and one field goal in 42 appearances for Saints since signing for the club in November 2018 admits he is weighing up his options.

The former North Queensland Cowboys no. 1 says he and his wife are not rushing to make a decision yet,

But told the Rugby Leaguer and League Express: ''My wife has had a tough time, sitting at home with the kids and doing nothing eventually takes its toll.

''It's easy for me to go training every day and the footy side has been awesome but I must admit it would be very hard to walk away.

''The club has been great with me and my family and are not putting any pressure on us to make a decision now.''

No further action is to be taken against Coote following a second half incident during the club's Betfred Challenge Cup quarter final victory over the Huddersfield Giants on Friday.

The Aussie faced a late hit charge on an opponent but the disciplinary panel ruled that a penalty was sufficient in this case.

* SAINTS and Hull FC last met each other in the last four of the Challenge Cup at Huddersfield in 2005 and the result - and the size of the final scoreline - sent shock waves through the Rugby League world.

Under the guidance of head coach Daniel Anderson,the trophy holders were riding on the crest of a wave at the time which wasn't surprising when they had players of the calibre of Keiron Cunningham, Paul Wellens, Paul Sculthorpe, Darren Albert. Sean Long, James Graham, James Roby and Jon Wilkin in their ranks.

But despite a star-studded line-up, they were thumped 34-8 by the inspired Humbersiders.

Hopefully, a repeat performance isn't on the cards.