Poching becomes a Devil

Salford have made a significant addition to their backroom staff for 2017 with the arrival of former Hull KR assistant Willie Poching, as revealed in this Monday’s League Express.

Salford head coach Ian Watson has been keen to see his setup strengthened ahead of the 2017 season following the departure of Tim Sheens to Hull Kingston Rovers.

In an ironic twist, Poching joins the side that condemned his former club to relegation in the Million Pound Game earlier this year.

Poching was part of New Zealand’s coaching staff for the Four Nations, in which they reached the final.

He assisted coach David Kidwell alongside another familiar face to Hull KR fans, former head coach Justin Morgan.

“I’ve had a great welcome, my ambition is to be head coach one day for now I want to be the best I can for this club,” Poching said.

“We’ll try to be the best in everything we do, I’m excited for this new challenge at a great club.”