Richard Agar

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Richard Agar joined Leeds Rhinos for 2019 in a newly created position from NRL side St George Illawarra Dragons as the clubs first Head of Player and Coach Development. The former Hull, Wakefield and France Head Coach was with the Dragons as Head of Player Pathways in 2018. Agar’s responsibilities include overseeing the Rhinos Academy, Scholarship and Women's sides along with talent identification, coach education and community club partnerships. This is a newly created Senior Management position with responsibility to manage department heads Simon Bell, Rob Burrow, Jonny Wainhouse, Mark Butterill and also overseeing parts of the Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s Rugby League Development Plan for Leeds which relates to elite young player and coach development. In April 2019, following the departure of assistant coach James Lowes, Agar moved up to work with the first team squad under then Head Coach Dave Furner. When Furner left the club the following month, Agar took charge of first team matters.