Leeds Rhinos have appointed Chev Walker and Scott Grix as assistant coaches for the 2023 Super League season to work under boss Rohan Smith.
Walker, 40, has been part of the Rhinos backroom team since returning to his hometown club in 2017. He has worked with the club’s academy, leading the Under-18s side to their first Championship win since 2007.
Grix, 38, joined up with the Rhinos earlier this season on a part time basis, combining his time at Leeds with his role at Halifax Panthers in the Championship under brother Simon.
The pair replace last year’s assistants Sean Long and Jamie Jones-Buchanan. Long, 46, will lead Featherstone Rovers as head coach in 2023, while Jones-Buchanan, 41, has taken on a new management role at the Rhinos.
Leeds Rhinos boss on new coaching staff
Head coach Smith said: “I am very much looking forward to continuing to work with Chev and Scott next season. I have known Chev for many years and he is talented coach who has developed and grown over the last few years.
“He has brought through an exciting crop of youngsters from our academy.
“Scott showed his commitment to his coaching development this season after coming to the Rhinos in his spare time to work with the Super League squad.
“He is a popular person within our group and someone I think will thrive in a full time environment with this squad. Both will work with our performance director Richard Hunwicks and the plans for our pre-season schedule is already well advanced.”