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Experienced Agar signed as assistant coach from 2023

Experienced Super League coach Richard Agar will join the Vodafone Warriors on a two-year deal as an assistant coach from next season.

The 50-year-old Agar’s coaching résumé includes head coach roles with Hull FC, Wakefield Wildcats, Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos while he is a current assistant coach with Toa Samoa.

“Richard has tremendous experience in top level coaching and will add huge value to our coaching team,” said Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George.

“He’ll provide terrific support for our new head coach Andrew Webster in his role alongside his fellow assistant coaches Stacey Jones and Justin Morgan.”

After starting his coaching career with the York City Knights, Agar stepped up to the Super League where he guided Hull FC from 2008-2011 and the Wakefield Wildcats from 2012-2014.

He was with the Warrington Wolves from 2014-2017, helping them to the Challenge Cup final and Super League grand final in 2016, before becoming head coach with the Rhinos from 2019 until early this season. In 2020 he led Leeds to victory over Salford in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium.

Agar has also previously coached France, taking the side to the quarter-finals in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. Along with Webster, he joined Toa Samoa’s coaching staff this year.


Date of birth January 20, 1972
Birthplace Pontefract, England
Current position Toa Samoa assistant coach
Previous positions Leeds Rhinos head coach 2019-2022
Warrington Wolves first team coach 2014-2017
France head coach 2013-2016
Wakefield Wildcats head coach 2012-2014
Hull FC head coach 2008-2011
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