Leeds Rhinos have announced Richard Agar as the clubs new Head of Player and Coach Development.

The former Hull and Wakefield Head Coach spent last season with NRL side St George Illawarra Dragons as Head of Player Pathways.

Agar’s responsibilities will include overseeing the Rhinos Academy, Scholarship and Women's sides along with talent identification, coach education and community club partnerships.

The newly created role will oversee parts of the Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s Rugby League Development Plan relating to elite young player and coach development.

Agar previously coached Hull and Wakefield Credit: PA

Richard is an ideal candidate for this new position given his vast experience both in Super League and over in the NRL.

Director of Rugby, Kevin Sinfield