Delaney joins Robins coaching staff
6 Jul 2022
Hull KR have confirmed York City Knights’ assistant coach, Brett Delaney has joined the Robins as forwards coach with immediate effect until the end of 2023.
A four-time Grand Final winner and two-time Challenge Cup winner with Leeds Rhinos, Delaney has helped James Ford’s York City Knights to an impressive third place in the Betfred Championship so far this season.
Fearless in attack and defence with over 240 NRL and Super League appearances, Delaney joins the Robins after agreeing to join the club for 2023 earlier this year.
Ahead of linking up with the squad for his first training session tomorrow, the former Leeds enforcer is excited to be reuniting with Danny McGuire on Hull KR’s coaching staff: “I’m buzzing. The plan was to finish the year at York and come across with Willie (Peters) but these things happen in rugby league.
“Magsy (McGuire) is a good friend of mine and having spent a lot of time with him over the last 12 years on and off the pitch, I jumped at the challenge. I think I can offer some help there in the defensive department and with the forwards.
“With my playing style, I was definitely a defensive player and they’re my strengths as a coach. I’ve watched a few Hull KR games and there is definitely some improvements I will help make and ultimately, help the club win games.
Delaney will join up with the club this Thursday as the Robins prepare for the Hull Derby. A challenge Delaney is excited by “It’ll be a different experience and it’s my first game as part of the coaching staff. Hull FC and Hull KR were always daunting places to go as a player and they say the Hull derby is the best derby in Rugby League, so I’m really looking forward to it.”
Interim Head Coach, Danny McGuire was delighted to see Delaney join the Robins early: “I know Brett really well from our time playing together at Leeds. When I think about defence, he’s the first person I think of.
Brett is probably one of the toughest defenders I played alongside. He’s been coaching at York and doing a great job there. I think he’ll be a really good fit for us. With Brett already coming on board for next year, Willie was really keen to get him on board as soon as possible too.”
Incoming Hull KR head coach, Willie Peters added: “ It’s great to have Brett on board. I know Brett wouldn’t ask the players to do something he wasn’t willing to do himself. Brett will help bring that aggressive style we want at Hull KR. I’m really comfortable and happy with the staff we have heading into next year.”