Players in rugby league come and go, some stay at some clubs for the rest of their careers – though this is becoming more and more rare – whilst others make moves early on in their life for some reason or another.
With the departure of Lee Briers as Warrington Wolves assistant coach following the appointment of Daryl Powell as the new head coach of the club, few perhaps would have expected his son to follow suit so early on in his career.
But, that’s exactly what happened yesterday afternoon, with Reece Briers leaving the Halliwell Jones for pastures new in North Wales.
The young halfback is joining the North Wales Crusaders on a permanent deal after some claimed he would be leaving on-loan and it’s clear his dad believes it’s a good move taking to Twitter to say: “Fantastic opportunity. He’s joining a great club.”
Fantastic opportunity. He’s joining a great club. 👍👍👍 https://t.co/uuzdnvHenm
— Lee Briers (@briers6) November 28, 2021
Reece joins a growing list of sons of former players making their way in the game, with the likes of Will Pryce (Leon Pryce’s son) making waves in Super League for the Huddersfield Giants and Lukas Mason (Keith Mason’s son) earning a Wigan Warriors scholarship.
Lee Briers himself left Warrington after 25 years at the club, departing for Wigan to take up the assistant coaching role alongside new head coach Matt Peet.
Sean O’Loughlin will also work alongside Briers, with Shaun Wane returning to the club in a leadership role after a spell in rugby union.