Jimmy Lowes parts ways with Yorkshire Carnegie

Drew Darbyshire

Yorkshire Carnegie have confirmed that head coach Jimmy Lowes has left the club by mutual consent with immediate effect.

A former Great Britain rugby league international, Lowes enjoyed a good debut season in 2013/14 with Carnegie in his first head coaching role in the 15-aside code, creating an excited brand of rugby union for home supporters.

Lowes was tempted back to league to take over the reins at his former club Bradford Bulls, where he had won every honour as a player, but returned to Carnegie in 2016 as assistant to Redpath and took over the head coaching role last season.

Carnegie finished sixth last tern in the Greene King IPA Championship but Lowes and the club have now decided to part ways ahead of the start of pre-season.

Lowes said: “I would like to thank the staff, players and supporters at Yorkshire Carnegie for their efforts during my time in charge.

“I have had two very enjoyable years since coming back to the club and will always keep an interest in the team.

“I was proud of the players last season for what they achieved in tough circumstances at times and I wish them all the very best for next season.”

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