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Lee Radford signs new deal at Hull FC

Hull FC head coach Lee Radford has signed a contract extension keeping him with the Black and Whites until the end of the 2019 season.

Lee Radford extends his stay at Hull FC to end of 2019 Credit: Press Association

The 37-year-old was in the final year of his original deal, after taking charge of the club in 2014.

This comes as the Airlie Birds announce three of their homegrown forwards Josh Bowden, Chris Green and Dean Hadley will also be staying at the KCOM Stadium until the end of the 2019 season.

The timing of the announcement alongside the players who have signed up obviously shows the stability and the foundation of the club.

It was an unbelievably easy decision for me. The support he [Adam Pearson] has shown since day one has made my job so much easier.

– Lee Radford, Hull FC head coach

Lowes set for Yorkshire Carnegie return after Bulls departure

Yorkshire Carnegie have announced the return of former Head Coach James Lowes to work with the squad on a consultant basis.

James Lowes left his role as Bradford Bulls head coach last week for personal reasons Credit: PA

Lowes was Head Coach of Carnegie in the 2013-14 season having been assistant coach the previous season.

Having recently left his position as Head Coach of Rugby League team Bradford Bulls, Yorkshire Carnegie Head Coach Bryan Redpath has secured Lowes' services for the remainder of the season.

Jimmy is obviously someone who knows this group of players very well and the club as a whole. Once we learnt of his availability, we approached him about the possibility of joining the backroom team for the play offs, similar to the way Alan Tait has been working with us in recent weeks. Jimmy lives locally and was keen to help out where he can and we are looking forward to having him involved from when training begins this week on Tuesday morning.

– Yorkshire Carnegie Head Coach Bryan Redpath


Young rugby player kick starts awareness campaign of brain injuries in sport

A young Rugby player from Hull has kick-started his own campaign to raise awareness of brain injuries in sport.

Connor Lynes is still recieving treatment after a blood clot caused two strokes - following a tackle during a match last March.

He's designed a special sports badge and is calling for others to change their profile pictures on social media to show support for his cause. Matt Price caught up with him earlier.

Leeds Rhinos launch Respect initiative

A campaign to encourage positive behaviour on the touchline has been launched today as junior rugby league teams kicked off the 2016 season.

Leeds Rhinos captain Danny McGuire returned to his old club in East Leeds to help promote the Rhinos Respect initiative. It's aiming to improve the conduct of all those involved in junior levels of the sport and create a better atmosphere for children to play in.

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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