Poching adding ex­pe­ri­ence to Gi­ants

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - Gia Nts 56 Bradford Bulls 12 - By CHRIS OSTICK

SI­MON Wool­ford be­lieves he has added a wealth of Su­per League ex­pe­ri­ence to the Gi­ants after adding Wil­lie Poching to his back­room staff.

The hugely ex­pe­ri­enced

45-year-old for­mer Wake­field and Leeds back­rower has been coach­ing in the top flight for more than 12 years.

He joins Luke Robin­son and Cott Grix as head coach Wool­ford’s as­sis­tants. And with the new sea­son just weeks away, Wool­ford is de­lighted to have strength­ened his coach­ing staff.

“We have been look­ing around for some help for a few weeks now and Wil­lie was keen to get back into the game after a short break and I think we’ll both be a good fit for each other,” said Wool­ford.

“He brings a lot of UK Su­per League ex­pe­ri­ence to the ta­ble which will be valu­able for us all here and is keen to get the boots back on and get onto the pad­dock which I al­ways like to see.

“He’s rel­a­tively lo­cal too which is a boost as its im­por­tant to know the lo­cal clubs and con­tacts and he’ll work on a part time ba­sis ini­tially help­ing me, Robbo and Grixy and he’s keen to make his mark. We’ve prob­a­bly still got one more sup­port staff mem­ber to tie up ahead of the sea­sons start which we’re close to fi­nal­is­ing and then the team will be com­plete.”

And Poching is de­lighted to be back in Su­per League. He said: “It’s a good op­por­tu­nity lo­cally for me to get back into Su­per League and work at Hud­der­s­field and from the out­side it looks like a great time to join up un­der Si­mon’s new team.

“I’m get­ting to know the play­ers, the staff and the club will be the first task and earn their re­spect and, of course, learn our pat­terns of play.”

Gi­ants head coach Si­mon Wool­ford

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