Powell wishes departing Orr well

Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell has resigned himself to the prospect of losing his assistant Danny Orr at the end of the season, but has wished Orr well for his future career.

Orr will leave his role “to pursue new opportunities”, the Super League club has announced.

Orr made over 200 appearances in two spells for the Tigers from 1997-2003 and 2011-12 and joined the coaching staff in 2013, initially as an assistant to Ian Millward.

He then had a brief spell as head-coach before Powell took on the role later that year.

“Dan has been part of the fixtures and fittings here for a fair while,” said Powell.

“We didn’t want it to happen, but Danny has decided he wants to leave to pursue his coaching career. In sport people move on, but he’ll leave a legacy here as a player and an assistant coach.

“But we wish him well on what he will do moving forward.

“He has been a phenomenal servant for Castleford Tigers as a player and as a coach and has been a massive support to me over the last seven years in my time at the club.

“Danny will be with us for the remainder of this season and I know he will continue to help drive our standards of performance.

“I respect his decision to want to advance his coaching career as we move into 2021 and I wish him all the best.”

Orr said: “It’s been a very tough decision to make, but one I feel that I have to do at this stage of my coaching career.”

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