Tony Smith appointed Hull KR head coach
Hull KR have appointed former Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves head coach Tony Smith until the end of the 2019 Super League campaign.
Smith arrives following the sacking of Tim Sheens on Wednesday, with the club languishing second from bottom in the table having lost 11 of their 16 matches.
A two-time Grand Final winner as well as a World Club champion at the Rhinos, Smith moved to Warrington following a brief stint in charge of England.
Smith guided the Wolves to three Challenge Cup victories, although his spell also featured a trio of Grand Final defeats.
"It's a great opportunity for myself to get back in and start coaching again," Smith told the club's official website.
"I've had a good break and I'm very excited to be working with the talent available at Rovers.
"I'm keen to get on board with the players and understand where they're at and see where I can help them. It's been a whirlwind couple of days for myself, but I'm very excited about the opportunity.
"I've had a lot of experience over the years at all the clubs that I've been at, where they haven't been in ideal situations when I've taken over. They ended up in strong positions once I left and I look forward to doing exactly that in this period of time."
Smith's first game comes at home to defending champions Wigan Warriors on Sunday.