Daryl Powell

Clubs Played For - Sheffield Eagles, Balmain Tigers, Gold Coast Seagulls, Keighley, Leeds Rhinos

Clubs Coached - Leeds Rhinos, Featherstone Rovers, Castleford Tigers

Playing Career - Daryl was the former stand-off for Keighley, Sheffield Eagles and Leeds. He played over 450 games including 33 caps for Great Britain and made appearances in the Super League Grand Final and in the Rugby League Challenge Cup final (twice) for Leeds Rhinos. Powell was selected to go on the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand. His testimonial match at Sheffield Eagles took place in 1994. He played for England in the 1995 Rugby League World Cup. Powell played for Leeds at stand-off half in their 1998 Super League Grand Final loss to Wigan.

Coaching Career - After he retired from playing in 2001, Powell became coach of Leeds. In 2003 he became Director of Rugby after Leeds appointed Tony Smith as head coach, and he was also head coach of the Ireland national rugby league team. He led Featherstone Rovers to the League Leaders' Shield in 2010, 2011 and 2012, the Grand Final Championship in 2011, The European Championship Trophy in 2012 and the famous Challenge Cup 23-16 win over Super League side and local rivals Castleford in 2012 before being announced as the New Head Coach of Featherstone's local Rivals Castleford Tigers in the same year. Daryl had a great first full season with the Tigers and was recognised for his success, being awarded the Super League Coach of the Year award for 2014, after getting the club to their first Wembley appearance for 20 years against Leeds Rhinos. Powell once again was given the Super League Coach of the Year accolade after a steller 2017 season where the club claimed the League Leaders Shield for the first time in its 91 year history.

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