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Tony Smith to leave Hull KR

Post by Cas Cohen » 20 Apr 2022, 12:22

Tony Smith has just announced he is leaving Hull KR at the end of the season. He's not going to Leeds but says he will continue coaching. He has done a brilliant job there... It will be interesting to see where he ends up.

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Post by flood light tiger » 20 Apr 2022, 12:25

Yah Leeds He as done a fantastic job for that club and way he spoke on t v he was happy to continue in his job so surprised he is leaving
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Post by old cas lass » 20 Apr 2022, 12:54

That’s a bit of a shock.
He’s just got a very good squad together and got them playing.
To walk away from that seems strange.
I wonder if there’s some unrest in the club.

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Post by mdean » 20 Apr 2022, 13:06

I would imagine there are family challenges for him too, dragging your wife and family around in professional sport for 30+ years must take it's toll. More so in the UK in RL than NRL or Football in that the rewards are not life changing for most.

Done a lot in the British game to be fair, can't be many who have an axe to grind other than wish him well.

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Post by FIat Capper » 20 Apr 2022, 13:17

I'm certainly surprised by the decision but he has earned the right to pick and choose his career.

Already seen rumours of his replacement but they could be big boots to fill if KR continue the way they've started.

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Post by old cas lass » 20 Apr 2022, 13:29

Looks like there could be a bit of unrest.
According to tony smith.

https://www.seriousaboutrl.com/tony-smi ... xvDGi5b3C4

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Post by old cas lass » 20 Apr 2022, 13:32

FIat Capper wrote: 20 Apr 2022, 13:17 I'm certainly surprised by the decision but he has earned the right to pick and choose his career.

Already seen rumours of his replacement but they could be big boots to fill if KR continue the way they've started.
Loads of rumours.
I’ve seen siebauld (sp)to HKR.
Rohan smith to Leeds.
Also this.
Exclusive: Former Gold Coast Titans head coach John Cartwright has held talks with Leeds about taking over at Headingley

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Post by jackknife » 20 Apr 2022, 14:22

I dont understand the need to announce it, the club should know and be given the opportunity to start looking for a replacement but i dont see whats to be gained by announcing it to fans just yet.
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Re: Tony Smith to leave Hull KR

Post by mdean » 20 Apr 2022, 14:25

jackknife wrote: 20 Apr 2022, 14:22 I dont understand the need to announce it, the club should know and be given the opportunity to start looking for a replacement but i dont see whats to be gained by announcing it to fans just yet.
I think particularly in RL, someone can't pass gas in a Costa without someone guessing what they had for lunch.
Very few well kept secrets/gentlemen's agreements. At least when you announce it, you have control of the narrative.

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Post by FIat Capper » 20 Apr 2022, 15:23

Perhaps DP started a new trend of announcing departures way in advance to allow the recruitment process to begin in earnest?

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Re: Tony Smith to leave Hull KR

Post by Cas Cohen » 20 Apr 2022, 16:38

I can't be the only one who thinks TS will still end up at Leeds? He'll either be brought in to help Rohan or replace him.

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Post by mdean » 20 Apr 2022, 17:41

Sure Mr Agar is the outlier with TS available and Rohan on his way.

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Post by SuffolkTiger » 20 Apr 2022, 21:56

Cas Cohen wrote: 20 Apr 2022, 16:38 I can't be the only one who thinks TS will still end up at Leeds? He'll either be brought in to help Rohan or replace him.
Agree. At best, the 2 news pieces today add up to a very strange coincidence.

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Re: Tony Smith to leave Hull KR

Post by Cas Cohen » 21 Apr 2022, 11:16

SuffolkTiger wrote: 20 Apr 2022, 21:56
Cas Cohen wrote: 20 Apr 2022, 16:38 I can't be the only one who thinks TS will still end up at Leeds? He'll either be brought in to help Rohan or replace him.
Agree. At best, the 2 news pieces today add up to a very strange coincidence.
Just read this - https://www.seriousaboutrl.com/rohan-sm ... ton-52141/

I think Rohan sounds a lot like his Uncle Tony. I read that article in Tony's voice :lol: :lol: :lol:

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