Agar appointed at Warrington

Former Wakefield Trinity Wildcats coach Richard Agar has been appointed as the first-team coach at Warrington Wolves under the terms of a two-year contract.

And head coach Tony Smith has also signed a new contract that will keep him at the Halliwell Jones Stadium until the end of the 2016 season, effectively ending speculation that he would return to Australia to coach St George Illawarra from 2015..

Smith’s current assistants, Richard Marshall and Willie Poching, will leave the club at the end of the season.

Agar left Wakefield a week ago, amid speculation that he was about to join the Wolves, and he admits the opportunity was too good to turn down.

“To be able to join a club of the quality of Warrington was a tremendous opportunity and I am looking forward to working with Tony to continue the success the club has enjoyed while he has been there,” said Agar.