Luke Robinson: I have ambitions to be a head coach one day

Josh McAllister
Luke Robinson

Huddersfield assistant Luke Robinson has told Love Rugby League of his ambitions to become a head coach in the future.

Robinson, 37, made more than 350 career appearances before hanging up the boots in 2016 due to a hip injury.

The former half-back won six caps for England on the international scene. He is currently the assistant coach to Ian Watson at the John Smith’s Stadium.

He took charge of the club on an interim basis following Simon Woolford’s exit during the 2020 season.

And Robinson revealed that he has goals to become a permanent head coach in the future. 

When asked by Love Rugby League if he sees himself as a head coach one day, Robinson said: “I think so. If I’m being honest, I’ve got a really young family at the moment and I see what stress it puts on Watto (Ian Watson) and I had a little bit of a taste of it last year. 

“I think in the future, it’s always somebody’s goals and ambitions to be a head coach. 

“I’d like to test myself. If I’m being honest, I think I can do it. 

“I think I’ll be good at it. At this moment in time, I’m really enjoying working under Watto if I’m honest. 

“He’s an exceptional coach but not only the coaching side of it, but the other stuff away from it; managing players, managing your actual roster. I’m enjoying where I am at the moment.”

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The rumour mill Down Under has linked Huddersfield coach Ian Watson with three head coach roles in the NRL.

The Mole reports that highly-rated Watson is on the radar of New Zealand Warriors, Wests Tigers and Canterbury Bulldogs.

All three clubs are on the hunt for a new man at the helm.

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