Ex-player Willie Poching joins Super League Wakefield Trinity’s coaching set-up
Former player Willie Poching will return to Wakefield Trinity as assistant-coach on November 1 - which could clear the way for Lee Gilmour to join Leeds Rhinos.
Poching played for Trinity between 1999 and 2001 before moving to Leeds, where he had a spell on the backroom staff after hanging up his boots.
The 47-year old has also served as an assistant-coach at Warrington Wolves, Salford Red Devils and Hull KR, where he is now right-hand man to Tony Smith.
Poching worked with Trinity boss Chris Chester during a previous spell at Hull KR and said: ”It feels great to be back here, it’s a move I’m really excited about.
“Being here with Chezzy will be great and the club has some top ambitions.
”This club is going in the right direction and it’s up to me now to try and input some of my knowledge on the squad.”
Chester added: ”I really enjoyed working with Willie at Hull KR.
”We’ve kept in touch since those days and I’m looking forward to working with him again and I know the boys will love working with him too.”
Chester’s current assistant Gilmour has been linked with a move to Rhinos.
A message from the Editor:
Leeds has a fantastic story to tell - and the Yorkshire Evening Post has been rooted firmly at the heart of telling the stories of our city since 1890. We believe in ourselves and hope you believe in us too. We need your support to help ensure we can continue to be at the heart of life in Leeds.
Subscribe to our website and enjoy unlimited access to local news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Click HERE to subscribe. For more details on our newspaper subscription offers click HEREThank you, Laura Collins