Brian Smith

Brian Smith says Wests Tigers need a head of football as Mick Potter wavers

Michael Carayannis Former grand-final coach Brian Smith has recommended Wests Tigers employ a head of football as pressure mounts on Mick Potter to keep his job.

Brian Smith to coach US rugby league team

Brian Smith

Veteran NRL coach Brian Smith will steer the United States in their first appearance at a Rugby League World Cup later this year.

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Paul Gallen runs at Brian Smith again over Twitter spat

Paul Gallen

Brad Walter Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has continued an attack on former Sydney Roosters coach Brian Smith over comments he made on Twitter about the Test forward's battle with rookie Sydney Roosters forward...

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Discord

Brian Smith quits as USA coach

Steve Mascord Brian Smith has quit as the United States' World Cup coach, continuing a troubled build-up for the Tomahawks which has included a backlash from local players over the squad selection.

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Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter 'distracted' by inaction over his future at the club

In limbo: Tigers coach Mick Potter.

Michael Carayannis Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter thought he was certain to be given a contract extension while admitting the ongoing uncertainty surrounding his future was  “distracting”.

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Peter Sharp set to join Parramatta Eels

Joining Parramatta ... Peter Sharp.

Chris Barrett Peter Sharp is in line to rejoin the Parramatta Eels as their recruitment manager.

League

Paul McGregor puts fire back into St George Illawarra Dragons' belly

No distractions: Dragons coach Paul McGregor isn't letting his uncertain future cloud his work.

Brad Walter Paul McGregor still refuses to put his hand up to coach St George Illawarra next season but that doesn't mean that he isn't interested in the job.

League

Banned Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan fuming over Todd Carney farce

Furious: Shane Flanagan is far from pleased about the Todd Carney debacle.

Adrian Proszenko Shane Flanagan says he's shattered he will not get the chance to coach Todd Carney, conceding the playmaker's sacking will only make it harder for Cronulla to climb from the bottom of the NRL ladder.

League

Todd Carney: Why Sharks sacking won't be the end of me

Todd Carney

Danny Weidler Todd Carney is back in training to keep his fitness up and his head clear as he battles to stave off the fallout from his gross error of judgement. Carney is public enemy No.

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Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter has gone from dead man walking to a man in demand

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Daniel Lane Last year, as Wests Tigers' season lurched from one disaster to the next, head coach Mick Potter was described as the NRL's dead man walking – now he's on the verge of signing a new deal with...

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League

Nick Politis, Phil Gould, Ray Warren given Queen's Birthday Honours

One of rugby league's most powerful and intriguing figures, Nick Politis, has been recognised with Queen's Birthday honours.

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Tony Smith in frame to take over at Dragons

Adrian Proszenko Tony Smith could follow in the footsteps of brother Brian after he was sounded out to coach the Dragons next year.

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Luke Burt born to be a coach: Nathan Hindmarsh

Adrian Proszenko dinkus

Adrian Proszenko Eels great Nathan Hindmarsh is still working out if the full-time coaching caper is for him, but he's got no doubt his great mate, Luke Burt, is an NRL clipboard-holder in waiting.

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League

Roosters coach Trent Robinson desperate to avoid one-hit-wonder tag

Trent Robinson

Michael Chammas He's achieved almost everything an NRL coach can do in his first year, but the desire to emulate the likes of Wayne Bennett and Tim Sheens and become a career-coach is what is driving Trent Robinson.

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Sydney Roosters assistant coach Jason Taylor plots downfall of one-time suitors Parramatta

Hard at work: Sydney Roosters assistant coach Jason Taylor, right, was impressed with Parramatta's opening round display.

Adrian Proszenko Roosters assistant Jason Taylor has no regrets about missing out on the Parramatta coaching job as he prepares to plot the downfall of the club he almost joined.

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Newcastle Boganaire is no knight in shining armour

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Andrew Webster Here's an idea for Nathan Tinkler: call another meeting with Knights members as he did when he was trying to wrest control of the club three years ago, and tell the same people who allowed him to...

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Parramatta Eels' many backflips embarrass chairman

Andrew Webster In early August, Steve Sharp sat outside a harbourside café in Pyrmont and made a solemn pledge.

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Potter's order of the phoenix

Mick Potter at Tigers HQ, Concord.

Michael Carayannis He has lost his star player and his own future remains uncertain but Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter is adamant good times are coming for the Tigers; he just wants to be part of it.

WINNING STARTS MONDAY

Tigers and Eels their own worst enemies

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Brad Walter Jack Gibson once famously said, "Winning starts in the front office", so it should be no surprise that Wests Tigers and Parramatta sit at the bottom of the NRL ladder.

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Pearce will no longer let the critics get him down

Mitchell Pearce

Andrew Webster There was a time when Mitchell Pearce might’ve cared what you thought. He might’ve cared what Brian Smith thought, too.

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