PAUL Sculthorpe MBE has joined the England Rugby League staff.
The double Man of Steel winner will work closely alongside newly-appointed Assistant Coach Paul Anderson on building the Elite Training Squad’s training programmes and assist on preparations for the forthcoming World Cup in 2017 and future tournaments.
He will also assist in improving potential England players who come through the England Talent Pathway development system and support the development of players in the community game as well as mentoring future talent.
Sculthorpe said: “It doesn’t get much better than being part of your national side. Representing your country was always something I was very proud of and thoroughly enjoyed when I look back on my career.
“This is an exciting time to be associated with England Rugby League and I’d like to thank everyone involved for giving me this chance.”
Sculthorpe played more than 200 games and scored more than 1,000 points for the club winning four Super League Grand Finals, four Challenge Cups and two World Club Challenges.
Since he retired in 2008 he has been involved in Business Development role at the Saints, and will remain as an ambassador.
Saints Chief Executive Mike Rush said: “It’s not often England come calling in any position and when Paul was offered this role we naturally had to wish him all the best.
“Scully is synonymous with this club and will remain part of the team we have here in an ambassadorial capacity.”
Scully will link up with Jamie Peacock MBE, Paul Anderson, Paul Wellens and Kevin Sinfield MBE in the England set up.