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James Lowes leaves Leeds Rhinos.

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He has played a lot of RU at West Park Bramhope I believe. Also a lot more RL/RU crossover at Leeds Carnegie these days. Director of Rugby there is Chris Gibson who has had a lot of RL involvement in RL from player to Agent. Chris even stepped in as interim Head Coach following the resignation of the previous Coach.

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Also quits his role as England assistant coach.

Now that is an opportunity.

I think McNamara is great manager, but not an especially good coach. Get the right person in here and we may have a very good team.

Good luck to Jimmy - I've never thought that he's got what it takes to be a top coach, but I've love him to prove me wrong (I guess that Leeds thought he didn't have what it took to be a top player and he proved them very, very wrong).

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Now that is an opportunity.

I think McNamara is great manager, but not an especially good coach. Get the right person in here and we may have a very good team.

Good luck to Jimmy - I've never thought that he's got what it takes to be a top coach, but I've love him to prove me wrong (I guess that Leeds thought he didn't have what it took to be a top player and he proved them very, very wrong).

Powell.

 

Although it'll probably be Cummins, and the parallel with 2010 will soon be complete!

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To become head coach of Leeds Carnegie

 

Are you sure about that?

 

The Rugby Paper has Sir McGeechan as head coach with Lowes backs and skills coach.

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Are you sure about that?

 

Rugby Times has Sir McGeechan as head coach with Lowes backs and skills coach.

Sir Ian McGeechan is probably a bit too busy being the Chairman to take up coaching duties!

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Fair enough, was just going on what was reported in the Rugby Paper on Sunday.

 

Could be a good move for him, Carnegie were obviously strong at the end of the season and should they carry that through to next season they should be in with a very good chance of promotion. London Welsh won't pose the same questions as Newcastle did this past season and have lost a fair few players, and there are not many other Championship sides who meet the minimum standards.

 

Back on topic, I see the Rhinos aren't planning to replace him for a while, is that a money saving exercise or are they planning to overhaul the coaching dept at Headingley in the close season?

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Fair enough, was just going on what was reported in the Rugby Paper on Sunday.

 

Could be a good move for him, Carnegie were obviously strong at the end of the season and should they carry that through to next season they should be in with a very good chance of promotion. London Welsh won't pose the same questions as Newcastle did this past season and have lost a fair few players, and there are not many other Championship sides who meet the minimum standards.

 

Back on topic, I see the Rhinos aren't planning to replace him for a while, is that a money saving exercise or are they planning to overhaul the coaching dept at Headingley in the close season?

I would imagine James will still take a few sessions with the Rhinos.The Rhinos are also looking for a few other members of the backroom staff,so an overhaul looks the safest bet.

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Powell.

 

Although it'll probably be Cummins, and the parallel with 2010 will soon be complete!

I would go with Daryl Powell as well.

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I would go with Daryl Powell as well.

Its only a couple of years since he quit as England assistant. Would he really want it again so soon?

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In all seriousness I would be pretty peed off if I was a RU coach that had worked up through the ranks. Seems to be a lot of ex RL players just walking into jobs

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No replacement at the Rhinos ... new coaching team next season?

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No replacement at the Rhinos ... new coaching team next season?

Or a player retiring at the end of the year that's being lined up for the job?

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It seems like a pretty unambitious move by Carnegie to me - money must be a bit tight at Leeds.

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Looks like the beginning of the end for Leeds Tykes, Union was never going to work in Leeds with Football and RL as the major sports in Leeds!

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He's a terrible interviewer so can't see his post-match speeches doing much for the chaps in the clubhouse.

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Sounds like he's expanding his skill set to make himself more valuable. If I were involved with Leeds I'd organise some joint training sessions between the two teams for idea sharing and also some of the basic skills can be quite similar.

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Sounds like he's expanding his skill set to make himself more valuable. If I were involved with Leeds I'd organise some joint training sessions between the two teams for idea sharing and also some of the basic skills can be quite similar.

Already happens.

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