James Lowes: Bradford head coach takes England role

James Lowes
Lowes took over as Bradford Bulls head coach in 2014

England Rugby League have appointed Bradford Bulls head coach James Lowes as assistant coach to Steve McNamara.

Lowes, 45, played alongside McNamara at Bradford and replaces Paul Deacon as a member of England's coaching team.

The former Huddersfield head coach has been appointed ahead of England's matches against France and New Zealand this autumn.

"This is a massive honour for me and I am absolutely delighted to have this opportunity once again," Lowes said.