Ben Fisher ends playing days to join London Broncos as assistant coach

Last Updated: 08/10/12 2:56pm

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Ben Fisher: Has hung up his boots to move into a coaching role

Ben Fisher: Has hung up his boots to move into a coaching role

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London Broncos have announced that former Catalan Dragons and Hull KR hooker Ben Fisher has joined the club as an assistant coach.

Fisher, who will work alongside Mick Howell under head coach Tony Rea, steps into the coaching ranks after spending the 2012 season playing for the Perpignan-based Dragons.

"Ben is a person who has displayed the character attributes needed to be effective as he transforms his experiences as a player into his abilities to coach. The club looks forward to him integrating into the programme," Rea said.

London have revealed further tweaks to their backroom staff, with Barny Allen being brought in as head of strength and conditioning with Aiden Oakley as his assistant.

Allen previously worked in the same role at Aviva Premiership rugby union side Gloucester but switches codes to join the revamped coaching staff as the Broncos bid to improve on this year's 12th-place finish.

Rea added: "Barny Allen is a strong acquisition and a statement of intent. He will be building this very important off season.

"He will be supported by Mike Eccles who remains as his assistant. Aiden was an intern last season who we just had to find a way to keep. He is an addition and an important one."

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