Dual-code legend Jason Robinson joins Jamaica backroom staff

Jason Robinson and Alex Simmons have been named joint operations directors of Jamaica on their road to the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

Robinson, who scored 685 points in 302 games for Wigan between 1992-2000, is of Scottish and Jamaican heritage.

The 44-year-old represented Great Britain and England 19 times in rugby league, while earning 56 caps for Great Britain and England in rugby union.

Alongside Rugby AM host Simmons, Robinson will oversee operations, commercial strategies and brand development for Jamaica over the next three years.

The Reggae Warriors became the first Caribbean nation to qualify for a Rugby League World Cup last year as they won the Americas Championship.

On being appointed joint operations director, Simmons said: “I’m immensely proud to accept the position and challenge to build on the achieve the JRLA made by qualifying for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

“Having Jason Robinson on board gives us a broader appeal commercially and he brings so much experience across the board.”

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