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John Kear to remain as head coach of Wales

14th December 2017, 11:00

John Kear to remain as head coach of Wales

John Kear will continue in his role as head coach of Wales.

The 63-year-old, who was revealed as the new Bradford Bulls head coach on Tuesday, has been in charge of Wales since 2014.

He led the Dragons to European Cup success in 2015 and qualification for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

As was the case with his role as head of rugby at Wakefield Trinity, Kear’s head coach position at Bradford will run alongside his international coaching and he will remain as head coach of Wales in 2018. 

John Kear said: “It was a tough World Cup, but I feel like we’ve made a lot of progress since I took over in 2014.

“There is a planned structure to international rugby over the next couple of years and it’ll provide us with an opportunity to have a real go.

“After a good season with Wakefield, it was a tough end to the year with the World Cup, but I feel really energised and fresh for the challenges ahead with both Wales and Bradford.”

"It was a tough World Cup, but I feel like we’ve made a lot of progress since I took over in 2014"

John Kear

Kear led Wales to European Cup success in 2015, after beating Scotland, France and Ireland