Barrow Raiders have announced former Great Britain scrum half Bobbie Goulding as their new head coach. 

Goulding takes over with the Championship club sitting 12th in the table with only 1 victory this season. It is his first job back as a coach since he left the French national team in 2011. He will replace Anthony Murray who left unexpectedly earlier this month. 

Goulding will be looking to get back on track following his stint undergoing treatment for alcohol and drug misuse. In July 2012 he was involved in a car crash which he says finally made him decide to change for the better.

Now Goulding is back to his best, he will be hoping for a successful season at the Raiders, in which surviving in the Championship this season is the aim. Goulding said: "The chairman is very ambitious and there is something to build here. It is a must we stay in this division".

Not only is this great news for Goulding, but also great news for Rugby League to finally have the real Bobbie Goulding back involved in our sport. 

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