Former Hull KR assistant coach Andrew Webster is set for an exciting new challenge in 2023 as he takes on his first head coach role.
Brother to James Webster former Hull KR player and Wakefield Trinity coach, he was assistant at Craven Park when the Robins achieved their highest Super League finish of fourth in 2009.
After winning back-to-back titles with Penrith Panthers with Ivan Cleary as assistant coach, Webster returns to the New Zealand Warriors as Head Coach and has spoken about what he will bring his new side on the NRL website:
“That’s the biggest mistake you can make, if there’s a particular style you love,” he said.
“I think the thing for us about our style of play is that it’s going to be whatever suits this group of players, rather than what suits the coaching staff.
“At the moment we are just working hard on what wins games of football, and that’s your fundamentals and your platform, so that your skill can allow you to play the style you want to.”
His efforts to deliver this has seen him appoint former Hull FC and Leeds Rhinos coach Richard Agar who resigned from his role at Headingley in the first third of 2022 season.
He knows how to win delivering the Challenge Cup in 2020 as well as rebuilding the Rhinos’ culture.