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.
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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It less than 3 weeks to go until the start of the new rugby Super League season and the excitement is building.
To mark the start of the new season the Super League have released a new promotional video featuring all our region's 6 sides - Castleford Tigers, Huddersfield Giants, Hull FC, Hull Kingston Rovers, Leeds Rhinos and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
Leeds Rhinos have signed England international Brett Ferres from Huddersfield subject to the player agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.
The 29 year old was suspended by the Giants in November for what they described as conduct away from the club.
Stuart Lancaster, the Leeds-based England rugby union head coach, has stepped down 'by mutual consent'.