CASTLEFORD Tigers head coach Ian Millward (pictured) returned to work on Monday after spending three weeks on compassionate leave following the sudden death of his 19-year-old son Robbie.
He will be in charge for Friday’s trip to Stobart Super League leaders Huddersfield Giants after resuming his coaching duties with the Tigers.
Millward issued the following statement: “My family and I are still grieving over the tragic loss of Robbie. We all regarded him as a special young man. He was extremely well liked and much loved by all who knew him.
“As his father, I want to place on record my appreciation to the directors, players, staff and supporters at Castleford Tigers, the RFL and also for the guidance of Steve Ball from the RFL Benevolent Fund.
“I would like to personally thank all of those who have sent messages of condolence and support.
“They have been a source of comfort and strength to us all. Rugby league is a true family and I am proud and grateful to be part of it.”