Raiders appoint Justin Morgan

The Canberra Raiders have today announced the appointment of former Hull Kingston Rovers Coach Justin Morgan as Assistant Coach for the next two seasons.  

Morgan will replace current NRL Assistant Coach Quentin Pongia and will join Andrew McFadden as NRL Assistant Coach to David Furner.

Morgan has Coached Hull Kingston Rovers since 2005, and helped the club gain promotion into the English Super League competition in 2007, where they currently compete.  

He joined HKR in 2005 from Toulouse Olympique with whom he reached a Challenge Cup semi-final as Head Coach.  

Morgan then led the Rovers into the Super League and has guided the side to a top-four finish, a Challenge Cup semi-final and a first ever play-off victory at Super League level in 2010 against Hull FC.
Raiders Coach David Furner said Morgan’s appointment brings experience to the Raiders Coaching staff and said the club eagerly awaited his arrival for the commencement of the 2012 pre-season.  

“Justin is an up and coming Coach with top level experience and we know he’ll be a valuable asset for the Raiders.” Furner said.

“He arrives in Canberra for the beginning of the pre-season in November and we believe his appointment will help us move in the right direction.”  

Morgan said he’s looking forward to the opportunity of returning to Australia to be involved in the world’s premier competition and said he is keen to help the Raiders return to the finals in 2012.

“The NRL is the toughest competition in the world and every Coach aspires to be a part of it so I’m looking forward to my chance with the Raiders,” Morgan said.

“The club has some fantastic young players who can take them to the finals and I’m looking forward to working with David Furner, the playing group and coaching staff.”

Morgan played 133 NRL Matches for Parramatta, Canberra and New Zealand as well as 10 international appearances for Wales

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