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Royce Simmons to St Helens


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#1 Futtocks

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:17 AM

Just announced on Radio 5. KC to take up coaching post.

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#2 davo99

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:18 AM

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:13 PM

Failed at Penrith.
Assistant at West Tigers where there has been 1 final appearance (a GF win) in 10 years

Coaching career
Simmons went on to become Panthers coach in the closing stages of the 1994 season after Phil Gould was dismissed, and served until he was himself sacked from the position after the 2001 season, when the Panthers won the wooden spoon.[2] The Panthers made the finals twice under Simmons' tenure, in the 1997 Super League finals and National Rugby League season 2000 finals.
Since 2003, Simmons has served as the assistant coach at the Wests Tigers under his former coach Tim Sheens.[3]
Simmons has been widely tipped to take over the coaching position at St Helens in 2011.


Good resume that is.

Some people are destined to be head Coaches some assistants.
Royce is the latter......

Unless he resurrects his career with a small Club in the North of England.


#4 sparehead

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:14 PM

Royce Simmons, suprise suprise, with K. Cunningham assistant.
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#5 Amber Avenger

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:20 PM

QUOTE (sparehead @ Jul 22 2010, 01:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Royce Simmons, suprise suprise, with K. Cunningham assistant.


Not that much of a surprise, as I already read it on the two other threads on the exact same subject wink.gif
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#6 saintsbird

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:29 PM

Great news. Bit of stability. Looking forward to seeing what he does.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:29 PM

Not really an inspired choice is it.

I dont have a problem with assistant NRL coaches but would prefer the up and comers like McGuire at Wigan rather than veterans like Simmons.

Makes you wonder what the likes of Ricky Stuart have done not to get a look in for top jobs here?



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Posted 22 July 2010 - 12:59 PM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Jul 22 2010, 01:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Makes you wonder what the likes of Ricky Stuart have done not to get a look in for top jobs here?

Not good enough.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:05 PM

QUOTE (AndyCapp @ Jul 22 2010, 01:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Failed at Penrith.
Assistant at West Tigers where there has been 1 final appearance (a GF win) in 10 years

Coaching career
Simmons went on to become Panthers coach in the closing stages of the 1994 season after Phil Gould was dismissed, and served until he was himself sacked from the position after the 2001 season, when the Panthers won the wooden spoon.[2] The Panthers made the finals twice under Simmons' tenure, in the 1997 Super League finals and National Rugby League season 2000 finals.
Since 2003, Simmons has served as the assistant coach at the Wests Tigers under his former coach Tim Sheens.[3]
Simmons has been widely tipped to take over the coaching position at St Helens in 2011.


Good resume that is.

Some people are destined to be head Coaches some assistants.
Royce is the latter......

Unless he resurrects his career with a small Club in the North of England.


agreed

not an impressive signing

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Jul 22 2010, 01:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not really an inspired choice is it.

I dont have a problem with assistant NRL coaches but would prefer the up and comers like McGuire at Wigan rather than veterans like Simmons.

Makes you wonder what the likes of Ricky Stuart have done not to get a look in for top jobs here?


stuart only just left his job at cronulla

hes not interested in SL, hes good enough to get an nrl gig. rumours are broncos, parra or souths.

the next nsw origin coach

#11 dallymessenger

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:08 PM

QUOTE (MrPosh @ Jul 22 2010, 01:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not good enough.


yet mick potter, justin morgan, michael maguire, kevin walters, the cas coach whose name ive forgotten are?
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#12 MrPosh

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:18 PM

QUOTE (dallymessenger @ Jul 22 2010, 02:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
yet mick potter, justin morgan, michael maguire, kevin walters, the cas coach whose name ive forgotten are?
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They're all in work at the moment and Stuart isn't, so I guess so.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:59 PM

QUOTE (MrPosh @ Jul 22 2010, 02:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They're all in work at the moment and Stuart isn't, so I guess so.


guessing is what you are doing

#14 The Future is League

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:20 PM

St Helens fans will be on a downer now they know who their coach is next season. disappointing for them is an understatement with this appointment.

#15 Wendall

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:31 PM

Jonathan Davies would say this is a 'very poooeer' choice. rolleyes.gif



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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:44 PM

Could be good, might not be. Not a super coach, but has had some good jobs. I wonder whether he will be able to persuade Eastmond and Graham to stay?

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:55 PM

Saints are in transition at the moment, a few old heads retiring or nearing retirement, young lads just coming through, are Saints just treading water and waiting for a big name coach in a season or two when the new stadium is complete?
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:24 PM

royce simmons coached hull fc also a few years back,when the club was in financial difficulty he ran seven marathons in seven days to raise money! i think im right can a hull fan confirm this?

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:26 PM

QUOTE (ehbandit @ Jul 22 2010, 04:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
royce simmons coached hull fc also a few years back,when the club was in financial difficulty he ran seven marathons in seven days to raise money! i think im right can a hull fan confirm this?

Yes he did.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:29 PM

QUOTE (ehbandit @ Jul 22 2010, 04:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
royce simmons coached hull fc also a few years back,when the club was in financial difficulty he ran seven marathons in seven days to raise money! i think im right can a hull fan confirm this?


He did - can't remember the exact figures but he certainly put some personal effort in.

I think he'll go well for saints - not sure if he'll run marathons for them though!!! wink.gif
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