Rimmer on tour review

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josie andrews
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Rimmer on tour review

Post by josie andrews » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:21 am

Kevin Sinfield is safe in his job as director of rugby and Wayne Bennett’s track record as England coach will be taken into consideration when the Rugby Football League conduct an inquest into the disastrous Great Britain tour.

Bennett’s contract with the RFL ran out at the end of the Lions’ win-less tour of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea and chief executive Ralph Rimmer confirmed at an end-of-year media briefing that a decision on his future will not be made until the new year.

Before then, Rimmer and Sinfield will lead a wide-ranging review into the tour, with input from all stakeholders including the players and most likely Bennett himself.

Bennett has been heavily criticised following the Lions’ defeats by Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and a Tongan Invitational XIII and fingers have also been pointed at Sinfield, who combines his RFL role with that of director of rugby at Leeds.

Asked if Sinfield’s position with the governing body is under threat, Rimmer said: “No. It’s not something we have to consider. Kevin is doing the review with me and that’s it.”

Rimmer says Bennett remains keen to take England into the 2021 World Cup and that performances on the Lions tour will not be the only factor in the review.

“We shouldn’t forget what Wayne has done up until this point,” Rimmer said.

“Yes, we had a poor year on the field and nobody can deny that. We all hurt - the players, coaching staff and everybody involved in it hurt.

“But until this point we have progressed really well. We came very close to a World Cup and we beat the Kiwis last year.

“We’re doing the review now - it’s important that it’s considered, reflective and not reactionary to come up with the right answers.

“We’ll take until the end of the year and there will be some recommendations from that which will go to the RFL board in the new year.

“We want to win a World Cup in 2021 and need to make sure we’re on track to do that.”

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Re: Rimmer on tour review

Post by josie andrews » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:21 am

Both Rimmer & Sinfield need to go IMO!
Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
that takes a lot of courage.

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Re: Rimmer on tour review

Post by fozzieskem » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:44 am

josie andrews wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:21 am
Both Rimmer & Sinfield need to go IMO!
They do,sinfield in particular I mean he hides behind the coach doing what?its the same at Leeds,takes the plaudits when they win leave Agar out to dry when they don’t

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Re: Rimmer on tour review

Post by Caboosegg » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:36 pm

How sinfield cannot also be under review is beyond me.
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Re: Rimmer on tour review

Post by old hooker » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:48 pm

Both should go but the wont

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