Saturday 20

Rugby League

Demetriou in frame for Rhinos job

17th June 2019, 17:03 by Daniel McCarthy

Leeds Rhinos are reportedly lining up a move to make former Wakefield Trinity second-row Jason Demetrious their new head coach.

The Rhinos have had a disastrous season in Super League and currently sit joint-bottom of the table with promoted London Broncos.

They hired former player Dave Furner in the last close season as they looked to regain their mojo following the dismantling of the 2015 treble-winning squad and staff.

However, they had a terrible start to the season and Furner was dismissed in early May after taking charge of just 14 games.

He was replaced on a temporary basis by Richard Agar but results have not improved and now they are in serious danger of being relegated to the Championship.

Demetriou is currently the assistant coach at South Sydney Rabbitohs, ironically where Furner was brought in from for his Rhinos coaching spell, but has indicated he would be happy to go back to England if the right opportunity arose as he still owns a house in West Yorkshire.

The report does not specify whether he would be appointed now or for the start of the 2020 season.

The Australian has had huge backing from elsewhere, with England coach Warren Bennett thought to be a big fan of his compatriot's coaching abilities.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Daniel McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

More Rugby League

Rugby League

Rhinos centre signs on dotted line

19th July 2019, 13:00

Harry Newman believes the "future is bright" for Leeds Rhinos after penning a new three-year contract.

Rugby League

Chester pulls no punches in Trinity assessment

19th July 2019, 07:02

Wakefield Trinity boss Chris Chester has admitted his players need to have a long look at themselves after a 46-16 defeat to Wigan.

Rugby League

Wigan's Williams eyes Grand Final glory

18th July 2019, 12:05

George Williams hopes to help Wigan Warriors secure a second successive Grand Final win before he makes the move to Australia.

Rugby League

Donaldson hopes for Leeds deal

18th July 2019, 08:01

James Donaldson has revealed his hopes of signing a new deal with Leeds Rhinos for 2020.

Rugby League

Holbrook set to give youth a chance

17th July 2019, 18:20

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook says he will give opportunities to some of his younger players for their trip to London Broncos.

Rugby League

Broughton set for surgery

17th July 2019, 17:11

Catalans Dragons have confirmed Jodie Broughton requires surgery on a meniscal injury.

Recent Sport Headlines


Lowry sets his sights on Open charge

19th July 2019, 19:37

Shane Lowry shares the clubhouse lead on eight under par at the halfway stage of the Open and feels in "a great position" to win it.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs ace ready for title charge

19th July 2019, 19:06

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris says his team have recovered from their Champions League defeat and are ready to kick on again this year.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs hoping for Llorente u-turn

19th July 2019, 18:51

Tottenham have offered Fernando Llorente another short-term deal to stay in north London, according to reports in the English media.


Woods bemoans missed cut at Open

19th July 2019, 18:46

Tiger Woods said missing the cut at the Open Championship at Royal Portrush left him feeling frustrated more than anything else.


Alaphilippe extends lead with time trial victory

19th July 2019, 18:45

Tour de France leader Julian Alaphilippe has extended his overall advantage in the race after winning Friday's 27km time trial.


Ozil backs Willock to come good

19th July 2019, 18:39

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has backed youngster Joe Willock to be a 'big player' for the club during the upcoming campaign.

West Ham United

Boro targeting Hammers wing man Diangana

19th July 2019, 18:08

West Ham's highly-rated winger Grady Diangana is being linked with a season-long loan move to Championship side Middlesbrough.

Rugby Union

Teague names new Gloucester skills coach

19th July 2019, 18:05

Rory Teague is back at his first club after being appointed Gloucester Rugby's new skills coach.