Former Ireland captain Liam Finn has been appointed as head coach of Championship strugglers Dewsbury on a deal until the end of 2023.
The 38-year-old takes over the coaching reigns from Lee Greenwood, who was relieved of his duties earlier this month.
Finn has joined the Rams from fellow Championship club Halifax, where he was working as assistant to Simon Grix.
Finn said: “It’s good to be back. I’m really excited.
“I want to get in there with the players, get my input into them, try to improve and play some better rugby and get those results that we desperately need.
“I spent a large part of my playing career here and I’ve really enjoyed my playing time here. When I was asked to come back in a coaching capacity it definitely influenced my decision.
“You don’t need to be a genius to work out that we’re struggling at the minute on the field and we need some help, so hopefully I can bring that.”
Rams chairman delighted to bring Liam Finn back to Dewsbury
Finn made almost 500 career appearances between 2002-21. He played for Halifax, Wakefield, Featherstone, Dewsbury, Castleford, Widnes, Newcastle and Dewsbury. Finn won 30 caps for Ireland and played in three World Cups for the Wolfhounds.
His first game in charge of the Rams will be against Bradford at Odsal on Sunday, June 26.
Rams chairman Mark Sawyer said: “I am delighted to be able to welcome Liam back to the club.
“He was a popular figure during his time at the Rams. He has extensive knowledge of the game at Championship level.
“He’s also made a good start to his coaching career with his time at Wakefield and Halifax and I think he is a perfect fit for our club. He has shown real passion for taking on the role and helping the club build for the future.”
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