Yorkshire Carnegie have been boosted ahead of the start of the Greene King IPA Championship play offs this weekend with the return of former Head Coach James Lowes to work with the squad on a consultant basis.

Yorkshire Carnegie take on local rivals Doncaster Knights this Sunday, kick off 3pm, at Headingley Carnegie in the first leg of the semi final before a return game at Castle Park seven days later.  The aggregate winners over the two legs will then face Bristol or Bedford in the two-legged final to earn a place in the Aviva Premiership next season.
 
Lowes was Head Coach of Carnegie in the 2013-14 season having been assistant coach the previous season. Having recently left his position as Head Coach of Rugby League team Bradford Bulls, Yorkshire Carnegie Head Coach Bryan Redpath has secured Lowes’ services for the remainder of the season.
 
Commenting on the appointment Redpath said, “Jimmy is obviously someone who knows this group of players very well and the club as a whole. Once we learnt of his availability, we approached him about the possibility of joining the backroom team for the play offs, similar to the way Alan Tait has been working with us in recent weeks. Jimmy lives locally and was keen to help out where he can and we are looking forward to having him involved from when training begins this week on Tuesday morning.”