Wakefield have appointed Hemel Stags coach Ken Kerr as the new coach of the club’s Ladies side.

Kerr replaces Wayne Hirst, who parted company with the club following the 100-0 defeat to Castleford in the recent Challenge Cup semi-final.

Hailing from Australia, Kerr has playing and coaching experience in both hemispheres.

He said: “I’m really excited to get started here at Wakefield.

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“I’ve had an enjoyable time at Hemel Stags recently but I’m looking forward to a fresh challenge.

“I take my first session this week and I’m looking forward to getting to know all the ladies.”