Leeds Rhinos most successful ever overseas player Kylie Leuluai has left the club’s backroom staff to become Warrington’s Head of Rugby Operations.
Since retiring in 2015, when he helped Leeds secure their first ever treble, Leuluai has been the Rhinos Player Welfare Manager but will now depart the club after a decade.
“For me, going to a new club is always an exciting prospect,” Leuluai said. “I’ve been at seven different clubs over my career and I’ve loved the whole experience; different structures meeting new people, achieving objectives, and for me that’s an exciting challenge.
“Another thing that’s appealing at Warrington is the staff they have there, they are all my age, it’s like a new generation coming in.
“I’ve played against the likes of Jon Clarke, Richard Mathers, Andrew Henderson, Lee Briers and Karl Fitzpatrick, and played alongside Steve Price back in Australia.
“All I will try to do is add value to the club. I’m hoping to add to the culture from first grade to the youth department and pass on the knowledge that has helped me to achieve success.
“From the welfare perspective, I can relate to the players as I’ve been there and done that. I know what it takes to overcome the challenges they face, be that form or injury, and I will be able to help in those areas.”