Former England worldwide Sam Burgess lands head coach job

Tremendous League aspect Warrington Wolves identify former dual-code England worldwide Sam Burgess as head coach from the beginning of the 2024 season

Sam Burgess has been unveiled as the following head coach of Tremendous League aspect Warrington Wolves from the beginning of the 2024 marketing campaign after placing pen to paper on a two-year deal.

The 34-year-old will turn into Tremendous League’s youngest head coach when he takes over after the departure of Daryl Powell. He’ll report back to and work with incoming director of rugby Gary Chambers.

The Wire appeared on the right track to carry Justin Holbrook to Halliwell Jones Stadium. However they needed to look elsewhere when the previous St Helens coach determined as a substitute to signal for Sydney Roosters as an assistant coach.

The search led Warrington to Australia, and to take a big gamble on former England dual-code worldwide Sam Burgess, who has no elite-level head coach expertise. 

Burgess has made no secret of his need to return to Tremendous League at a while. In an announcement on the Warrington Wolves’ web site, he mentioned: “I’m happy to verify I’ll tackle the function of head coach on the Warrington Wolves. 

“From taking part in within the Tremendous League to having the chance to guide an unbelievable membership, it’s a full circle second and one I’m absolutely dedicated to and excited by. 

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“I wish to thank Simon [Moran], Stuart [Middleton] and Karl [Fitzpatrick] on the Wolves for his or her braveness and collaboration, as I stay up for returning to England to educate this nice membership.

“To Russell [Crowe], Blake [Solly], JD [Demetriou] and the stakeholders at South Sydney, thanks for supporting me in taking over this new place. We nonetheless have a chance to play some nice soccer for the rest of the yr and to take action alongside our present workers and squad is my focus.”

Warrington chairman Stuart Middleton added: “We’re thrilled to have Sam be part of us as our new head coach.

“He’s a formidable, younger and decided coach with an enormous fame throughout the sport.

“He was a frontrunner for each membership and nation on the highest stage all through his taking part in profession and is extraordinarily well-driven to now make his mark as a coach in Tremendous League.   

“The ambition he has for the membership and the tradition he desires to instil actually impressed and stood out for us through the interview course of. We firmly imagine he’s the appropriate man to take the membership ahead.”

Sam Burgess

Combined success: Sam Burgess made the World Cup however was deemed a union failure (Getty Photos)

As a participant, Burgess performed twice for Nice Britain and 24 occasions for England in rugby league. In a glittering league profession, he was awarded the Clive Churchill Medal as man of the match within the 2014 NRL Grand Closing

He additionally received 5 England rugby union caps, and was controversially chosen for the 2015 World Cup. He returned to rugby league – and Australia – after the event, leaving union followers on the time questioning what may need been.

Richard Marshall will keep on at Warrington as assistant coach, permitting Burgess and the membership some stability as the brand new head man finds his toes. The membership mentioned it’s going to announce one other teaching addition within the close to future.

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