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Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:19 am
Posted by Halifax1989 on Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:19 am
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Kevin Sinfield to return to Leeds as "Director of rugby".

This is a similar title to what Peacock has at Hull KR. What do their duties entail, how does it differ from the head coach?
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Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:26 am
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Halifax1989 wrote:
Kevin Sinfield to return to Leeds as "Director of rugby".

This is a similar title to what Peacock has at Hull KR. What do their duties entail, how does it differ from the head coach?

Well I know peacock does not coach and I am lead to believe he only turns up once a week what else he does and what he does for the club god knows
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Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:28 am
Posted by Wigg'n on Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:28 am
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Has he left his role at The RFL/Super League then?
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Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:31 am
Posted by bramleyrhino on Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:31 am
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Isn't Peacock's role more around issues like player welfare?

As for Sinfield, I think DoR is bascially code for "Head Coach, taking on some of the responsibilities Hetherington did". Hetherington is/was a lot more involved in player performance that other CEOs probably are at other clubs.

I suspect that there is probably also a bit of clever branding by Hetherington to protect Sinfield from the sort of issues that Cunningham has at St Helens. If it all goes pear-shaped, Sinfield is merely a "man upstairs"? Lowes isn't a popular appointment and it wouldn't be hard to move him on - and I suspect Jimmy knows that.
I wish everyone would read bramleyrhino's post two or three times just to get it through some thick skulls


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Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:31 am
Posted by bramleyrhino on Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:31 am
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Wigg'n wrote:
Has he left his role at The RFL/Super League then?


His contract runs out at the end of the year. He will continue that one day a week until it runs down apparently.
I wish everyone would read bramleyrhino's post two or three times just to get it through some thick skulls


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Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:31 am
Posted by Halifax1989 on Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:31 am
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Wigg'n wrote:
Has he left his role at The RFL/Super League then?


Would hope so, be a conflict of interests if not!
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Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:34 am
Posted by Halifax1989 on Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:34 am
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He will continue till Autumn...

“I have enjoyed my time at the Rugby Football League and I would like to thank Brian Barwick and Ralph Rimmer for supporting my vision for the international team. I believe the national side are in a position to fulfil their potential under Wayne Bennett and I am happy to continue my work leading into the Autumn series against New Zealand to make sure there is a smooth transition to build on the successful work we have done over the last two years. "
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Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:34 am
Posted by Mash Butty on Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:34 am
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Is that a position created so that if relegated, he wouldn't be responsible for it?
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Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:43 am
Posted by Nothus on Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:43 am
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So Lowes is the fall guy if things don't work out?
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Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:56 am
Posted by The Devil's Advocate on Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:56 am
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So, is this new "dream team" of Sinfield / Lowes just a quick fix before they appoint a high calibre coach, or is this the long term plan?
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