Ex-Keighley boss Rhys Lovegrove lands new coaching role in the Championship

Drew Darbyshire
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Former Keighley head coach Rhys Lovegrove is backing in the coaches’ box after becoming assistant to Mike Eccles at London Broncos.

Lovegrove is backing in the coaching ranks after agreeing to become assistant coach for the Broncos, working closely alongside director of rugby and performance Mike Eccles.

Keighley parted ways with Lovegrove last month, with Jy-mel Coleman now in charge on an interim basis with the Championship club.

Lovegrove, 36, led the Cougars to an invincible season in League 1 last season, as they won every game to earn promotion back to the second tier for the first time since 2014.

Australian Lovegrove had been at Cougar Park since January 2019, where he previously served as assistant to Craig Lingard.

When Lingard was sacked in June 2019, the former Hull KR forward stepped up to the head coach role.

Lovegrove will now head to the Broncos, where he will become Eccles’ right-hand man.

More to follow.

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