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New Robins coach Webster concentrating on short term improvements

New Hull KR interim Head Coach James Webster is looking for an immediate improvement when the Robins travel to Huddersfield on Sunday for his first game in charge.

Webster - whose previous coaching experience included 11 months as Head Coach of the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats - was appointed at the weekend, following the departure of Chris Chester. Rovers are currently second from bottom in the Super League table, with just one point from five matches.

Webster, who spent three years as a player at Craven Park, has only been given the job until the end of the current season. There's been no announcement yet about who might be taking over then, though chairman Neil Hudgell has intimated he could still have a place on the coaching staff next year.

The 36 year old Australian, who's latterly been in charge of the new City of Hull Rugby League Academy, admits that his experiences as a Rovers player influenced his decision to take the job.

Poching aims for head coach job

Willie Poching says he wants the chance to become a head coach after being handed the Hull KR job on a temporary basis.

Poching will take charge of the team for this Friday's Super League clash against St Helens after Chris Chester was sacked this morning following a winless start to the new season.

A former Wakefield and Leeds player, Poching has been coaching since hanging up his boots in 2006. He started at former club Leeds as academy coach, before stepping up to become then head coach Tony Smith's number 2. He followed the Aussie to Warrington in 2012, before moving to Hull KR take up the assistants job at the start of last season.

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