Always a no-nonsense sort of bloke as a player (compulsory for the Tigers front row I'd imagine), coaching has hardly mellowed him - as the below quote regarding his man-management amply demonstrates:
"Look, if it were down to me, I wouldn't let any player wear any colour boot other than black. They wouldn't die their hair blond, or drive around in poncey cars either. But that's not the world we live in.Classic! I couldn't have put it better myself.
"As long as they play well and their attitude is good and they train really hard, I'm a little more forgiving, even though I still might think that bloke's a prat because he wears white boots."
Even better was his reaction to Jordan Crane revealing the extent of an ankle injury on Twitter:
"Jordan has twisted his ankle and has got a bit of damage in there and we are awaiting the results of a scan. It’s not ideal, but we will wait for the prognosis. He’s now banned from tweeting or whatever you call it.Legend!
"And the next time he does I will break both of his ankles - and you can quote me on that."