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Sam Burgess’ assistant coach at Warrington Wolves revealed

Last night Warrington Wolves shocked the world by appointing Sam Burgess as their head coach for the 2024 season and 2025 season after they parted company with former Warrington Wolves and Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell.

Burgess started off at Bradford Bulls before making his name at South Sydney Rabbitohs where he led the club to a Grand Final win in 2014 with a broken cheekbone.

Ten years on from that famous win, Burgess will be looking to add to his legacy as he takes over at Warrington Wolves as his first Head Coach job after time spent as assistant at South Sydney Rabbitohs.

A big question has been raised over who will be his assistants.

There has been a suggestion that Burgess will be joined by Featherstone Rovers boss Sean Long after his departure from Featherstone Rovers.

This hasn’t been confirmed however with the statement revealing that Richard Marshall will be his assistant with another to be confirmed.

The statement read:

Burgess will join the Wire for the 2024 Super League season having agreed a two-year contract.

Following his retirement from a decorated playing career in 2019, Burgess has transitioned into the coaching set-up at South Sydney Rabbitohs, currently working as an Assistant Coach for the NRL side.

Burgess is one of the most renowned and respected leaders in the global game. The former England captain famously led the Rabbitohs to the 2014 NRL title, being awarded the Clive Churchill Medal despite suffering a broken cheekbone in the opening minute.

He represented England and Great Britain on 26 occasions during his playing career and captained the national team to the World Cup Final in 2017 under the stewardship of Wayne Bennett.

As part of the review of the Rugby department, Gary Chambers will be promoted to Director of Rugby. He will have an overarching responsibility for the Rugby department from first team downwards.

Chambers will remain in interim charge for the remainder of the 2023 season before taking up the new role.

Richard Marshall will remain as Assistant Coach with a further update about a second Assistant to be announced in due course.

It will be interesting to see if Long will take the role.

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