Featherstone’s new coach will arrive in UK next week

Featherstone’s new head coach Ryan Carr will arrive in the UK on Tuesday morning.

The former Wests Tigers and South Sydney Rabbitohs player flew over to England to join up with his Rovers squad in December, before flying back to Australia to complete his visa process and collect his family.

Carr coached New South Wales Cup side Mounties during 2018 and has previously been on the coaching staff in the academies at Cronulla Sharks and South Sydney.

The Australian commented: “Our passports were delivered back today with Visas all cleared to go.

“My wife and I went straight to the travel agent and have booked our flights. We are departing from Sydney on Monday 14, and land in Manchester on Tuesday morning.

“This means I will be over for the full week of training ahead of the Halifax friendly and most importantly, it means I will be over for good.

“I’m very excited to get over and I can’t wait to get settled in and back with the squad. It’s been a long process, but we got there.

“I would like to thank everyone at the club who helped us through this period and the Featherstone supporters for their patience. Now all of my focus can be directed towards coaching and I can’t wait to be over there at the club.”

Carr has joined Rovers on a two-year deal, replacing John Duffy.