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Ex-Leeds Rhinos boss explains how his latest move came about

David Furner’s last ever game was a victorious Super League Grand Final.

The former Wigan Warriors man was a major signing at Leeds Rhinos as they pushed for Grand Final glory.

After losing the 2003 Challenge Cup Final, Furner started at 13 in the 2004 Super League Grand Final as the Rhinos won a first title in 32 years against rivals Bradford Bulls.

Then 15 years later, Furner returned to Headingley as Head Coach at the start of a new era after the golden generation after the dismissal of Brian McDermott.

However, he didn’t stay long as the Rhinos struggled ending up in a relegation scrap and Richard Agar took charge of the club in May 2019.

Now though he is starting a new journey with the Wests Tigers alongside ex-Hull KR boss Tim Sheens and NRL legend Benji Marshall.

He has now revealed how his latest move has come about.

“I met obviously with Tim, and Tim gave me a call to say this is the situation he was in and this is what he was going to do,” Furner said according to Zero Tackle.

“Would I be interested in coming on board?

“You’ve got Benji on board, Robbie on board, I’m excited about what the club foresee for everyone.

“For me, it’s exciting, because I know what the club vision is and how much they are looking to change, and where they want to get to.

“I’d love to be part of that.”

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