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James Webster named Featherstone head coach

Following the departure of Ryan Carr, Featherstone Rovers have confirmed James Webster as the club’s new head coach.

Webster was recently assistant coach at Hull KR having previously spent time in the top job at Wakefield Trinity between 2014 and 2015.

The 40-year-old arrived in England as a player in 2005, making 137 appearances across six seasons for Hull KR, Hull FC and Widnes Vikings.

Speaking on his appointment the Championship club, Webster said: “I am really honoured and excited to become head coach of such a progressive club as Featherstone.

“I have always enjoyed going to Post Office Road as an opposing player or coach and can’t wait to sample the atmosphere on the other side of the fence.

“Obviously the playoff series was extremely exciting for all involved. I thought the level of away support was fantastic and shows the passion within the club. I can’t wait to get back into pre-season.”

Rovers’ chairman Mark Campbell added: “We welcome James to the club as the new head coach and we are extremely fortunate that James has become available at just the right time.

“I have followed James’ coaching career for a number of years and the experience he has both in Championship and Super League plus all his contacts both here and over in Australia will prove invaluable.

“Myself, Davide and Steve can’t wait to get working with James on the final tweaks to our squad for what should be another exciting season.”

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