The New Zealand Warriors have announced that former Kiwi test coach Brian McClennan will replace Ivan Cleary as the clubs head coach next season.
This week the NRL commission put forward a proposed overhaul of the NRL schedule for 2012, the major change being an extended season to save the game’s star players from having to back up just 24 hours after representative games such as the State of Origin.
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have revealed the list of potential coaches to replace the recently-resigned Kevin Moore, but the club’s chief executive Todd Greenberg said a final decision could still be many months away. 1
Canterbury Bankstown coach Kevin Moore has fallen on his sword, quitting as head coach of the club after being told his services would not be required in 2012.
The fallout from Mal Meninga’s post origin rant where he accused ‘the rats and filth of New South Wales’ of trying to undermine Queensland’s origin campaign continues with news that NRL match review commissioner Greg McCallum is exploring legal action.
Despite falling to a sixth consecutive origin series defeat, New South Wales players want Ricky Stuart to continue coaching the team next year and beyond.
Queensland have given record breaking skipper Darren Lockyer the perfect origin send off by taking the deciding game of the series 34-24 at Suncorp Stadium. 1
The intrigue and build up surrounding what many are calling ‘the biggest origin of all time’ continues as speculation mounts over who exactly will be in the New South Wales squad.
There may not be a bronze statue being made in his honour and there won’t be the same hype or fanfare surrounding his exit from the game, but Fijian-born Rugby League great Petero Civoniceva is a man of modesty and has said he will be happy to leave the State of Origin on a quieter note than the legendary Darren Lockyer, but not this year.
New South Wales’ final 17 for the origin decider is taking shape after Dragons prop Trent Merrin was dropped from the extended 20 man squad. 1
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