Ian Watson: Huddersfield Giants coach steps down with immediate effect ahead of Super League match with Leigh Leopards | Rugby League News

Ian Watson has stepped down as Huddersfield Giants head coach with immediate effect ahead of their match against Leigh Leopards on Saturday.

Watson joined Huddersfield ahead of the 2021 season and had signed a new four-year deal in 2022 but will not manage the club when they take on Leigh – live on Sky Sports Mix at 3pm on Saturday.

Huddersfield were thrashed 48-0 last Friday by Warrington Wolves with a performance that Watson labelled as “embarrassing.”

“Following today’s scheduled monthly board meeting the club has stood down Head Coach Ian Watson with immediate effect,” read a Huddersfield Giants statement.

“Luke Robinson will take charge of the team ahead of the upcoming Bet Fred Super League game at Leigh at the weekend.

“Neither the club nor Ian will make any further comments.”

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