Tim Sheens has been appointed Head Coach of the Combined Nations All Stars team who will face England at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in June.
Sheens has a very respectful reputation as a Head Coach, having won Australian Premierships with Canberra Raiders and Wests Tigers. He has also been Head Coach of Australia, leading them to the World Cup in 2013.
More recently, he has had spells in England, including Salford Red Devils as their Director of Rugby.
He was also Head Coach for Hull KR, helping them back into the Super League. Sheens was also briefly Head Coach of Widnes Vikings in 2020.
He will be assisted by Andrew Henderson, the former Scotland hooker who is now on the coaching staff at Warrington Wolves after previous success as the head coach of London Broncos.
Sheens said:“As soon as I heard about the plans for this fixture, I thought it was an interesting coaching prospect. The Exiles games that were played a decade or so ago showed the amount of overseas talent in the Super League, and by rebranding as Combined Nations All Stars it’s expanded the players available from other countries who will be involved in the World Cup.
“I’m looking forward to working with Andrew Henderson as my assistant coach. As well as his background with the Scotland team who he was always so passionate about representing, Andrew will have the inside track on Super League with his role at Warrington.”