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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.

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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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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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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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Newcastle Knights coach-in-waiting Rick Stone knows how to rebuild team

Former and future coach: Newcastle mentor Rick Stone.

Brett Keeble Wayne Bennett reckons it will take ‘‘four or five years’’ to rebuild the Knights. Rick Stone cannot afford to wait that long.

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Eight years in the NRL: How your team fared in the 16-team competition

The Titans have struggled to make a big impact since joining the comp in 2007.

Michael Chammas Since the Gold Coast Titans joined the competition in 2007, most teams have been on a rollercoaster ride in search of success.

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No Stone to be left unturned, Knights go back to the future with coach

Back in the hot seat: Rick Stone

Robert Dillon Almost five years since he was first appointed as Newcastle coach, Rick Stone has been reinstated to the position he reluctantly surrendered.

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Robbie Farah takes aim at Wests Tigers management as club crisis hits rock bottom

Robbie Farah

Andrew Webster The poisoned relationship between Robbie Farah and club management has reached rock bottom with revelations he hasn't spoken to chief executive Grant Mayer in almost a fortnight and accusations those...

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Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart heading for double trouble

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart.

Lucy Hughes Jones and Darren Walton Parramatta has little sympathy for Ricky Stuart as it plots a victory over Canberra.

Rick Stone clear favourite to replace Wayne Bennett as Newcastle Knights coach

Front-runner: Rick Stone.

Brett Keeble Barring any unforeseen last-minute hurdles over the weekend, former Knights head coach Rick Stone will be reappointed early next week to the position he relinquished to Wayne Bennett as part of...

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Determined Rick Stone keen for second chance at Newcastle Knights coaching gig

Brett Keeble Rick Stone believes he has waited long enough for a second chance to coach the Knights and says he is the right man to replace Wayne Bennett at the end of the season.

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Wayne Bennett: how he has remained at the top for 25 years

Still the one: Wayne Bennett's coaching philosophy has stood the test of time.

Michael Carayannis Rugby league’s ultimate survivor Wayne Bennett has managed his longevity because of his emphasis on things away from the football field, according to those closest to him.

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The truth about the Wests Tigers and Mick Potter is out there, really out there

Andrew Webster dinkus

Andrew Webster On Monday, I hit the phones. As a young, conscientious reporter, I strode forth in the pursuit of truth and justice and whatever else was out there in relation to the Wests Tigers.

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Mick Potter's future to be decided by new NRL-led Tigers board - but Todd Payten faces bullet

Under pressure: Mick Potter talks to the media after the Tigers' loss to the Dragons at ANZ Stadium.

Brad Walter A new NRL controlled Wests Tigers board is set to decide Mick Potter's fate as coach but regardless of whether he stays or goes his ambitious assistant Todd Payten is unlikely to survive.

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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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Rick Stone firms in race to replace Wayne Bennett as Newcastle Knights coach

Rick Stone

Brett Keeble Former Knights coach Rick Stone has his nose in front of his one-time assistant Garth Brennan in what is effectively a two-horse race to replace Broncos-bound Wayne Bennett.

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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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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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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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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.