Former Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane has been named as England Rugby League’s new head coach on a two-year deal.
Wane replaces Wayne Bennett, 70, who leaves the post after four years in charge.
During his seven year spell in charge of Wigan, the 55-year old guided his hometown club to three Super League titles.
Wane, who has been out of a coaching job since 2018, won two caps for Great Britain during his playing career.
Speaking of his appointment, Wane said;
“Everyone who knows me knows that I’ve always loved the game of rugby league, and been proud of British Rugby League.
“I’m looking forward so much to starting work with the outstanding rugby league players we have in this country, and also the guys who have enjoyed success in Australia in recent years, to do all we can to win the World Cup next year.”
Wayne will take charge for the home series against Australia in November, before the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England.