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.

Sunday, 13th September 2020, 4:29 pm
Ex-player Willie Poching has rejoined Wakefield Trinity as assistant coach. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe/JPIMedia.

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.

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Wakefield Trinity head coach, Chris Chester. Picture: Paul Currie/SWpix.com.

“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.”

Wakefield Trinity assistant coach Lee Gilmour has been linked with a move to Leeds Rhinos. Picture: Gareth Copley/Getty Images.

Chester’s current assistant Gilmour has been linked with a move to Rhinos.

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