Leck in line for new contract at Mansfield

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Hawick head coach Phil Leck is set to be offered a new deal after leading the Robbie Dyes to a sixth-place finish in the RBS Premiership.

The Hawick News understands that negotiations are taking place that could tie the former Sale Sharks academy coach to the Greens for a further two years.

The club’s incoming president, Ross Cameron, confirmed that talks had began with a view to retaining Leck’s services, and added: “Negotiations between both parties are currently ongoing for a new contract [for Leck] but at this stage it would be inappropriate to comment further.

“As an ambitions rugby town, we would always want a good outcome to follow the season we have just had and we will be looking to do that next year [with Leck].

“This season was one of consolidation after promotion last year and we achieved that.”

Leck, who is currently gearing up for this weekend’s Gala Sevens, was pleased that the club managed to secure their highest league finish since 2002, but is aiming for bigger and better things for the Mansfield Park outfit.

“To compete with the top sides in the Premiership we need improvements and the club have been busy for a month or so now to get things in place for next season which will hopefully help us both on and off the pitch.

“Looking towards this weekend, the lads look good after our first training sessions. We will have to see who will be available, but with ten tournaments over the next six weeks it is going to be a busy period for us, which we are looking forward to.”