4 Nov 2012

Henry to help Elliott at Warriors

4:10 pm on 4 November 2012

Ricky Henry has been named as one of head coach Matthew Elliott's two assistant coaches at the Warriors rugby league side.

Henry, who's just 34, is the current New Zealand Under-18 and Vulcans coach.

The former centre has been involved in the Warriors' development system from 2008 to 2011 - the last two and a half years as the club's development coach - before taking over as Vulcans coach in the New South Wales Cup in February this year.

Elliott says Henry made an immediate impact on him on both a personal and professional level, and he instantly saw him as being a key part of their NRL coaching staff and the club's vision.

Henry played for various New Zealand domestic clubs, and represented the Junior Kiwis, New Zealand Residents and New Zealand Maori.

Last week the former Warriors assistant and briefly head coach, Tony Iro, declined to return to his role at the Auckland club.

The Warriors begin the first day of their off-season training programme on Monday.