Leeds Appoint Arthur as Head Coach

Leeds Rhinos have appointed Brad Arthur as their new head coach until the end of the season.

The 50-year-old Australian was sacked by NRL side Parramatta Eels in May.

The Rhinos parted company with Rohan Smith last month following a run of three defeats in four.

Arthur is en route to England and is hoping to be at Thursday's Super League away game against Warrington.

He will work alongside Scott Grix and Chev Walker, who have led the side to successive wins since taking interim charge.

The Headingley side are seventh in the table, two points off a play-off spot.

Arthur spent 10 years in charge of Parramatta and led them to the 2022 Grand Final but was sacked in May after they won just three of their first 10 games this season.

“I am pleased to be joining the Rhinos and can’t wait to get started," he told the club website., external

"For me personally, this is a unique opportunity to grow as a coach. I join the club aiming to help raise standards and expectations without disrupting the cohesion that is within the group already."