Goulding won’t play again, claims March

Joe Whitley
By Joe Whitley April 4, 2014 14:43

Goulding won’t play again, claims March

Keighley Cougars coach Paul March does not think Barrow boss Bobbie Goulding will lace up his boots again, insisting he isn’t in good enough shape to do so.

Former Great Britain star Goulding, 42, was appointed as Raiders coach last week and signed on playing terms, leaving him free to make a professional comeback almost a decade after he retired. In the aftermath of his side’s 37-12 loss to Whitehaven last Sunday, the four-time Challenge Cup winner said: “I could guide them around the field, and we’ve left a shirt open. I won’t be making any rash decisions but it’s something to think about.”

March, whose Cougars side face Goulding’s Raiders on Sunday in the Challenge Cup, told the T&A: “I don’t think Bobbie playing again is a realistic prospect.

“Obviously he was a world-class player but the game has moved on and he won’t be physically in shape to play. I can see where his frustrations lie because as a coach you always want to do the best for your side but in this case I think it’s more frustration than realism.”

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Joe Whitley
By Joe Whitley April 4, 2014 14:43

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