John lands RL presidency
He officially took charge on Wednesday and becomes the second person from the club to hold the prestigious office, with Kath Hetherington, the wife of Eagles founder Gary, having been president in the mid-1990s.
He said: “It’s an honorary position, given for services to the sport.
“It’s straight in at the deep end with a festival this weekend at Mount St. Mary’s in Sheffield, followed by the Queen’s Garden Party next Tuesday. I don’t know whether I’ll be taking her an Eagles shirt just yet."