RugbyL: Rock bottom Catleford part company with coach

Australian coach Ian Millward has parted company with rock bottom Castleford after a miserable start to the Super League season.

The Tigers have picked up just three points from 11 games and won just once in their last 18.

Millward's assistant Stuart Donlan has also left the club while former scrum-half Danny Orr, who joined the backroom staff after retiring at the end of last season, has been placed in temporary charge for Saturday's clash with Widnes.

The controversial former St Helens and Wigan coach had a torrid time in Castleford.

Tigers lost their last seven matches last season, missing out on the wooden spoon only by points difference.

Under the 52-year-old they won only seven of 38 league games.

His departure makes him the second Super League casualty of the season after Salford sacked Phil Veivers after five matches, with the Reds bottom at the time.

Millward won the Super League twice with St Helens as well as the Challenge Cup twice and the World Club Challenge once.

But he was fired for gross misconduct for repeated instances of using foul and abusive language.

He made a controversial move to Wigan but his time at the one-time giants of the 13-a-side game was nothing more than a disaster, and included a 70-0 defeat to Leeds and a 75-0 reverse at St Helens among his early tribulations.