Peacock to leave Rovers

Peacock reserve grade

Super League club Hull KR have announced that Director of Rugby Jamie Peacock will leave the club at the end of this season .

Peacock has been with Rovers since 2016 , after retiring from an illustrious playing career which included 9 Grand Final wins . His final season at Leeds ended with them winning a famous treble .

His time as Rovers head of rugby had a tough start , Coach Chris Chester was sacked within weeks of Peacock’s appointment , Rovers went on to be relegated that season, under interim Coach James Webster ,  whilst Chester joined Wakefield and led them to comfortably avoid the drop .  Peacock even had to come out of retirement at the end of the 2016 season as the robins were short on players . He  played in the Million Pound Game loss to Salford that resulted in their relegation .

Since then though things have gone from strength to strength in East Hull as Rovers secured promotion back to Super League , via the middle 8 ,in 2017 under new Coach Tim Sheens and avoided relegation this season .

Peacock has been integral in securing the signatures of the likes of Robbie Mulhern , Danny McGuire and Joel Tomkins . He feels he is leaving the club at the right time and in capable hands stating   “I’ve had three fantastic years here during which I’ve learned a lot about myself.

“But in terms of Hull KR, I think now is the right time to move on. The club is in good hands with a squad that just needs to believe in themselves.”

Rovers Chairman Neil Hudgell told the club’s website  “I’d like to place on record our thanks to Jamie for all he has done for the club during his time here.

“After our return to Super League and then our survival in the Qualifiers this year, it seems a natural point for Jamie to continue to develop his portfolio of interests away from the club”

Peacock has yet to announce where he will be going next but will keep ties with the club through an ambassadorial role . He will continue his role with the England side and also his work as a pundit on the BBC .

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