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MENINGA NAMED KANGAROOS COACH...

Post by Geo. » Thu 03 Dec, 2015 3:46 pm

MENINGA NAMED KANGAROOS COACH
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Written by STAFF WRITERS , December 3, 2015
LEGENDARY Maroons coach Mal Meninga has been unveiled as the new Kangaroos coach.

As exclusively revealed by RLW back in May, Meninga will leave his Maroons post, a job he held since 2005 and will take the reins of the national team.

Meninga’s deal will see him hold the position until the end 2019 and will officially commence his term immediately.

“For the players, it is the ultimate privilege to the wear the colours of your country, and it is something that they all aspire to,” Meninga said.

“For me, it’s always been something I’ve wanted to do. It is truly an honour to be in this position, as the new coach of the Kangaroos.”

In addition to coaching the Kangaroos, Meninga will be based in Sydney where he will also undergo an ambassadorial role for the game.

“Mal’s work with us starts today – so it is a very important day for the Kangaroos,” NRL head of football Todd Greenberg said.

“Our aim is to win the Rugby League World Cup in 2017 and the job officially begins now.”

“Mal’s reputation as a player and as a coach, and also as a figure in our game, is second-to-none,” Mr Greenberg said.

“This is an incredibly exciting appointment for the Kangaroos.”

There is no word as to when the Queensland Rugby League will announce a successor to Meninga.

Kevin Walters, one of Meninga’s assistant coaches at the Maroons, would be regarded as favourite to take over the top job there, although several other candidates – including another of Meninga’s assistants, Michael Hagan – could also be considered.

Wayne Bennett appears more likely to concentrate on Brisbane Broncos, but he still looms as a wild-card possibility in a situation like this.

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Post by underdog » Thu 03 Dec, 2015 5:56 pm

..... So Michael Hagan is coaching Australia now?

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Post by Tiger Watto » Thu 03 Dec, 2015 9:36 pm

Kevie is highly regarded to take over from Wayne at Brisbane, so maybe Wayne might take the Qld Job for a year or two.

It's not like it's too hard beating NSW!
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Post by happy tiger » Thu 03 Dec, 2015 10:30 pm

Tiger Watto wrote:Kevie is highly regarded to take over from Wayne at Brisbane, so maybe Wayne might take the Qld Job for a year or two.

It's not like it's too hard beating NSW!
We should hire Daley when NSW sack him just to prove any douchebag could coach Qld to a series win

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Post by Geo. » Thu 03 Dec, 2015 11:38 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Tiger Watto wrote:Kevie is highly regarded to take over from Wayne at Brisbane, so maybe Wayne might take the Qld Job for a year or two.

It's not like it's too hard beating NSW!
We should hire Daley when NSW sack him just to prove any douchebag could coach Qld to a series win
Has worked for you guys for 10 years don't fix what's not broken...

This is about Australia though Sheensy's boots are big to fill...
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Post by Geo. » Sat 19 Dec, 2015 10:11 am

underdog wrote:..... So Michael Hagan is coaching Australia now?

:roll
HAGAN LOOKS SET FOR KANGAROOS GIG
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Written by GREG PRICHARD , December 19, 2015
PREMIERSHIP winning mentor Michael Hagan looks set to be new Australian coach Mal Meninga’s assistant.


Hagan and Meninga proved to be a dynamic duo for Queensland and the new Kangaroos coach is very keen to continue the partnership on the international stage.

Meninga, who signed a lucrative two-year deal earlier this month is reportedly keen to continue his partnership with Hagan. And the former Knights coach says he would be interested if an opportunity developed to join forces with Meninga again.

“If there is an opportunity to do some stuff with Mal, you know, we work well together and if that came along it would be something I would certainly have a look at,” Hagan says.

Hagan has also joined Wayne Bennett in questioning the wisdom of a coach taking on a State of Origin job despite North Queensland coach Paul Green turning down the Maroons offer.

Last week, Wayne Bennett, who coached the Brisbane Broncos and Queensland at the same time in the past, warned of the dangers of trying to do the double now, when the job demands are far greater than previously.

“Nobody knows the demands of the job from a club point of view better than I do,” Bennett said.

“It can be done, but it will be done at a huge cost. I don’t think it will hurt Queensland’s chances, there’s so many wonderful players in that team and they’ve got a pretty good system going. The challenge is going to be going back to your club.”

Hagan, who coached Queensland for two years, in 2004-05, while he was coaching Newcastle as well, says it would be a very tough gig these days, trying to do both successfully.

“I think you can do it, but can you do it well?” Hagan says.

“That’s the real question in terms of the NRL demands now, which are greater, with more games, the Nines, the All Stars, just the intensity and the profile of the game, and Origin has grown as well.

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Post by underdog » Sat 19 Dec, 2015 10:17 am

TROLOLOLOLOL

Of course Hagan is!!

Repeat after me everybody:

MAL. MENINGA. CAN'T. COACH.

He has NOT coached Queensland for the last 8 years.

Hagan has. Mal is nothing but a figurehead.
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Post by Tiger Watto » Sat 19 Dec, 2015 11:19 am

Its true in some sense, but Mal wasnt just a figurehead.

He was the Manager of everything, and was an excellent voice for the group.

He will take a similar approach into the Kangaroos.
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Post by Russell » Sat 19 Dec, 2015 7:57 pm

The joke continues.

The problem is - he thinks he CAN coach. LOL

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Post by Geo. » Sat 26 Dec, 2015 9:15 pm

New Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga moves to Sydney to go in-depth with NRL clubs

DAVID RICCIO CHIEF SPORTS WRITERThe Sunday Telegraph

NEW Test coach Mal Meninga says his decision to move to Sydney for the first time in his career signals his intent to deliver the same success to the national team he achieved over the past decade in charge of Queensland.

The father of three children under three will spend Christmas on the hunt for a new family base, with the decision to call the Harbour City home next year a strategic one.

The move is designed to allow him to easily visit the players and coaches from all nine NRL clubs in Sydney in his role as Kangaroos head coach.

“If I’m going to do this, I’m going to do it properly,’’ Meninga told The Sunday Telegraph.

“My plan is to try to be based in Sydney by the end of February, early March and once I get myself settled personally, that will give me an opportunity to move around the clubs.

“Especially in Sydney, there’s nine there. I need to be kept abreast of current trends in the game, the coaching and training methods.

“I want to continually meet the players. I’m pretty familiar with the others, being Canberra, Melbourne, the Cowboys, Titans and Broncos systems.

“I won’t have the Queensland cap on, so I won’t be kicked out of the NSW clubs — I’ll be neutral and unbiased.

“I’ve got ties now with Sony Entertainment, so I think it’s in my best interests to move to Sydney. And from the family point of view, it’s close to my wife’s family down in Canberra, so it’s actually a nice fit.

“Canberra’s always been home for me. I know how to get around Sydney. But you might see me on a bike, a very big bike with very big wheels on it to carry me.’’


INTERNATIONAL OVERHAUL

Taking over from Tim Sheens, Meninga will sit down with the ARL Commission in the New Year to plan a new-look international charter for the Kangaroos.

The meeting is likely to lead to one of the game’s most significant overhauls of the international calendar.

“We want to create a program where the players are again excited to pull on the green and gold,’’ Meninga said.

“That’s why we’ll be talking about an international nines tournament, maybe Australia A internationals so that the next generation of players are part of an emerging program, but are playing on an international stage.

“Rugby union do it well with Bledisloe, World Cup and Five Nations, their Sevens — we don’t have to reinvent the wheel, we just have to do what we used to do.

“Mini-Kangaroo tours are an example, whether it be going over there and playing clubs ... just to get everyone excited about the international program again.

“I’m looking forward to the New Year when we can get around a table and start discussing those things.’’

THE FUTURE OF DAD’S ARMY

Immediate selections for Australia over the past eight to 10 years, captain Cameron Smith, Billy Slater, Paul Gallen and Cooper Cronk are all climbing towards their mid-30s in 2016.

Meninga’s ability to regenerate the Kangaroos’ ageing roster before the May Test against New Zealand will cause much debate in the lead-up to the midyear Test match against New Zealand.

“My philosophy on rep football, and I’ve been part of that for a long time, is that you pick your best players regardless of age,’’ Meninga said.

“You show respect and then if you create an honest and successful environment, the players will tell you when it’s time.

“In that environment, I should also be able to tap them on the shoulder as well and say listen, your time is up.

“That’s the environment I created with the Maroons, I don’t put deadlines on people.’’

THE NEXT COACH OF THE MAROONS

Meninga was appointed Test coach 24 days ago yet his position as the Queensland Origin coach remains vacant after Paul Green declined the QRL’s approach. Meninga described the situation as “strange’’ while backing the one man who wants the job, Kevin Walters.

“The Qld Rugby League would’ve been disappointed that Paul didn’t take the job,’’ Meninga said.

“But you look at Paul and I think he’s made the decision for the right reasons.

“It is difficult, because it is a dedicated position in my opinion, so the Queensland Rugby League have got to work their way through that.

“I talk to Kevvy all the time and obviously he was disappointed — shattered would probably be a better word.

“I’m not quite sure whether he’s back in the picture or not.

“I think Kevvy can do the job. He’s been in our system the last two years, but four years prior to that he’s been in some really strong coaching systems, whether it be the Storm, or Broncos or under Wayne (Bennett) at Newcastle, he coached Queensland Cup plus in the English Super League, so I don’t think experience is his issue at all.’’

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Post by Demps » Mon 18 Jan, 2016 1:34 pm

So the Aus team from now on will look like;

1. Slater
2. Boyd
3. Inglis
4. Chambers
5. Gagai
6. Thurston
7. Cronk
8. Matt Scott
9. Cameron Smith
10. Nate Myles
11. Guerra
12. Thaiday
13. Parker

14. Michael Mogan
15. Dylan Napa
16. Matt Gillet
17. Josh Papali
#Unbeatable

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Post by Demps » Mon 18 Jan, 2016 1:34 pm

Demps wrote:So the Aus team from now on will look like;

1. Slater
2. Boyd
3. Inglis
4. Chambers
5. Gagai
6. Thurston
7. Cronk
8. Matt Scott
9. Cameron Smith
10. Nate Myles
11. Guerra
12. Thaiday
13. Parker

14. Michael Mogan
15. Dylan Napa
16. Matt Gillet
17. Josh Papali
#Unbeatable

Cya later Gallen.
#Unbeatable

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