Costin a Magpie
SYDNEY Roosters assistant rugby league coach Brandon Costin will lead the Bellinger Valley-Dorrigo Magpies next year.
The former Coffs Harbour Comet was head-hunted by Magpies president Josh White when news leaked he was bringing his family back to the Coffs Coast.
The pair were teammates at Western Suburbs prior to the joint venture with Balmain and has kept in touch over the years.
"Whitey seems to have mellowed since then, but you know what halfbacks are like," Costin said yesterday.
"We'll also be working together and I'm really keen to get up and running as soon as possible."
Costin played 226 first grade games with the Rabbitohs, Magpies, Roosters and Raiders before ending his career in Britain with Bradford Bulls and two stints with Huddersfield.
Back in Australia he turned to coaching and found immediate success by winning premierships in Queensland, the most recent in 2009 on the Sunshine Coast.
He also played with Souths Logan at the 2007 Orara Valley Sevens and made an international appearance for the United States Tomahawks against Japan at BCU International Stadium the following year.