Richard Agar

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  1. BrissyRedV

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    DRAGONS NAB POM

    Former Hull and Wakefield boss Richard Agar will take his coaching career to the NRL after leaving his post as assistant at Warrington.

    The Wolves have confirmed the departure of Agar after three years as right-hand man to Tony Smith, who has also left the club.

    Agar, who was in charge of France for the 2013 World Cup, is expected to join the backroom staff of St George Illawarra.

    “I have been fortunate to experience grand finals, Challenge Cup finals, winning the league and a World Cup during my coaching career in this country,” Agar said.

    “To experience living and working in Australia at this stage of my life is an opportunity I feel I could not pass up, for both me and my family.”

    Warrington chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick, who recently spent a week in Australia seeking a successor to Smith, said: “On behalf of everyone at the club I’d like to thank Richard for all his efforts and hard work during his time with us.

    “He played a massive part in the success of 2016. I know the players all respected and enjoyed working with him. A move to the NRL is an exciting opportunity for him and his family, and we wish him all the best with this new venture.”

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/ex...s/news-story/fe1d0c431a00b3b44b80d6b94f3b2ad4
     
  2. TomRedVRiver

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    The title of that article made my heart skip a beat when I saw it this morning. "Dragons Nab Pom". Thought it was referring to Walmsley at first haha.
     
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    Click bait at its finest...
     
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    Hope Karl was out here to offer Mary the Wakefield Coaching role.

    Maybe Agar is an early lieutenant for Tony Smith to come back to the Dragons!
     
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    Maybe Agar will be key to getting Walmsley to Saints?
     
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  7. Dennis Papaioannou

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    So what is the coaching set up going to be?
    Head Coach - McGregor
    Assistants - We are already up to 3 - Hornby, Young and Agoar
    Consultants - Coyne and who knows how many others.
    It's going to get mighty squeezy in the coach's box on game day!
     
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    Even if Agar is a decent Coach, he will quickly be dumbed down and become a Mary clone, if he doesn't comply and remains smart he will be moved on.
     
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    No
     
  10. Como Connection

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    I'm hoping it's the Tony Smith cleanout.
    CC
     
  11. jak

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    well we wanted someone from the outside.
     
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    Have you heard something.
    Or is it just hope.
     
  13. Como Connection

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    Just hope my friend.
    Thinking Smith wants one year off, therefore Mary for 2018 then Smith takes over 2019.
    Makes some sense to me.
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    We can ionly hope
     
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    Someone to pickup Mary's pen in the coaches box.
     
  16. Life's Good

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    I’m a bit indifferent to this appointment. By all means a good assistant can add a lot of value but I am still not sold on Agar being given the opportunity to provide input. My hope is that the UK connection( with Widdop & Graham) will give him the confidence to speak up so the players get to hear a new voice which they might respond to.
     
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    Xmas wish list .
    Tony smith coach
    Agar assistant.
    1 or 2 more English players to sign.
    Win Corporation to buy Illawarra half.
    Wayne Bennett new Ceo.
     
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    I see the Titans job is down to the
    final 2.

    Yep you guessed it boys...our own
    JD or Madge.

    I hope JD gets it.
     

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