ANDY Robinson has returned to his rugby home.

The 31-year-old Bradford Salem fly half or centre has rejoined Wibsey for whom he played a few matches as a teenager before trying to make it in rugby league and then reverting back to union.

Robinson will be head coach and will share the coaching duties with James Brown for the Villagers, with Robinson looking after the backs and Brown the forwards.

However, neither will be captain, with the Yorkshire Division Four North West club expected to make that appointment in a few weeks.

Robinson, who has played league for Wibsey Warriors, Bradford Bulls Academy and Batley Bulldogs, explained: "I have family links with Wibsey as my dad Colin played for them at fly half or centre and my uncle Paul Walker was a prop, and I have closely followed the club's progress.

"Andy Rose and Rob Greenwood, who are standing down as coaches, have done a great job in stabilising the club and they have had success in the past few seasons.

"Now hopefully it is time for the club to move up the Yorkshire divisions again."

Brown, who has also played for Bradford & Bingley, said: "We have both played at a higher level and hopefully that experience can rub off.

"With Leeds Corinthians and Rotherham Phoenix going up last season, and Leeds Medics & Dentists, Burley, Mosborough and Knaresborough still involved, Yorkshire Four could well be a tight division, and winning and losing bonus points could be vital.

"We have an interesting start at home to Halifax on September 1, who also have a young coach in Luke Cole."

Wibsey's chairman Steve Brooke said: "Our initial aim last season was to finish in the top four, which we achieved to get into the end-of-season Premier play-offs, but then we were always behind the eight ball before we started that because of the points carried forward.

"Now we are aiming for the top two overall, and we need a squad of 25 union lads who start in September and finish in April, with the league lads helping us out in the second team.

"One of our aims is to put a second team out, initially to play friendlies.

"As for the first team, we need to sign some backs – two wingers and a full back.

"But whatever happens, we have made massive strides in the ten years since I came on board, initially as a social director.

"Now we want to get the keep the rugby side moving forward, and the social side will look after itself."