Leeds add Featherstone coach Ryan Carr to backroom team

Richard Agar - strengthened backroom team
Richard Agar - strengthened backroom team

Leeds have added Featherstone's Australian head coach Ryan Carr to their backroom staff.

Carr, 31, who is in his first season with the Championship club, will work under the Rhinos' interim head coach Richard Agar, who stepped into the role following the sacking of Dave Furner in May.

Although Carr is full-time with Featherstone, the players are part-time and the club say the move will help the former South Sydney and Cronulla asssistant gain further experience and help plug the gap caused by James Lowes' departure.

The appointment also strengthens the ties between the two clubs, who have a dual-registration arrangement.

Agar said: "We are delighted that Ryan has accepted our invitation to be part of our backroom team. We are in a fortunate position to have a fairly healthy first team squad at the moment with over 30 players training each day.

"It was felt necessary to bring in extra resource to make sure every player is getting the attention they need to continue to move our game forward. That is particularly true for our talented young players, many of whom have worked with Ryan at Featherstone and who have had lots of positive things to say about him."

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