Featherstone coach Ryan Carr leaves club to return home

Drew Darbyshire
Ryan Carr

Featherstone have confirmed that head coach Ryan Carr has left the club and will return home to Australia for family reasons.

The 31-year-old guided the Rovers to the Championship Grand Final against Toronto in Canada this year.

Carr only joined the club ahead of the 2019 season from New South Wales Cup side Mounties – but he will return Down Under immediately due to personal circumstances.

He said: “I am grateful to everyone involved at Featherstone Rovers to have had the chance to coach at such a proud and historic club.

“The decision to leave Featherstone is down to family reasons, not a rugby league decision.

“I base my decisions on the happiness and wellbeing of my family first with my rugby league career coming second to that.

“I have to do what is best for my family which unfortunately means going back to Australia with my young family. I want to make sure I take care of them first and foremost as they are the most important part of my life.”

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