Sport: State of Origin: QRL board member Ben Ikin would let Kevin Walters leave to pursue NRL job - PressFrom - Australia
  •   
  •   

SportState of Origin: QRL board member Ben Ikin would let Kevin Walters leave to pursue NRL job

02:05  12 july  2019
02:05  12 july  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

State of Origin: ‘I’ll be back next year’, vows Queensland coach Kevin Walters

State of Origin: ‘I’ll be back next year’, vows Queensland coach Kevin Walters Walters is among the candidates to take over at the Titans next season and has made no secret of his desire to be an NRL head coach.

For players like Ben Ikin , Israel Folau, Laurie Daley and Brad Fittler the call came early in their careers when they were still teenagers. Don’t miss NRL 360’s State of Origin review with Kevin Walters and Greg Alexander, Thursday night at 6.30pm on FOX LEAGUE and streamed on Foxtel Now.

Kevin David Walters (born 20 October 1967) is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player. He is the head coach of the Queensland State of Origin team

State of Origin: QRL board member Ben Ikin would let Kevin Walters leave to pursue NRL job© Getty Images

For the second straight evening, Queensland Maroons boss Kevin Walters was on Thursday forced to duck and weave amid a flurry of questions about his immediate coaching future.

Walters has one year remaining on his Queensland Rugby League (QRL) contract and is considered in no danger of being sacked despite presiding over consecutive series losses to Brad Fittler's NSW Blues.

However, the 51-year-old has made no secret of his desire to be an NRL head coach and has most recently been linked with the Gold Coast Titans job.

Paul Vautin interested in Queensland State of Origin coaching job if Maroons lose series

Paul Vautin interested in Queensland State of Origin coaching job if Maroons lose series He famously coached the Maroons to a State of Origin series victory in the 1990s, and now Paul Vautin is considering putting his hand up again if Kevin Walters makes way in the role.

Welcome to the home of state of origin 2015, State of Origin 2015 QRL Pro Player Replica Jersey will be your favourite This is an Official QRL Beanie, with Official logos of the Queensland Rugby League Team! Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Queensland coach Kevin Walters has made a couple of much-needed team changes from game Bring on Sunday night! State of Origin II, New South Wales v Queensland , Sunday, 7.40pm at ANZ Petero Civoniceva was the oldest Origin player at 36 in 2012 and Ben Ikin was the youngest at 18 in

Walters on Wednesday refused to speculate on whether he would accept an offer from the Titans if Garth Brennan is punted in the coming weeks as expected, declaring, ‘I’ll be back(as Maroons coach) next year’.

“My full concentration has been around the Origin team and I think it’s disrespectful to speak about something that’s not even there,” Walters said on Fox Sports’ NRL 360 on Thursday night when asked if he believes he could coach both the Maroons and an NRL club in 2020.

“I can honestly say the last 12 months of my life have been dedicated to this last six weeks and nothing else.

Pictures: Best pictures from State of Origin Game III 2019

State of Origin: QRL board member Ben Ikin would let Kevin Walters leave to pursue NRL job

“So what happens in the future, I want to be successful as a coach and right at this point in time that is with the Queensland Rugby League.

Kevin Walters' son to debut for Melbourne

Kevin Walters' son to debut for Melbourne Melbourne rookie Billy Walters will make his NRL debut against St George Illawarra on Thursday. Cameron Munster is one of six Storm players out on State of Origin duties, which paves the way for Walters to wear the No. 6 jersey against the Dragons. Walters pairs with No. 7 Brodie Croft and they'll line up against St George rookie halves duo Jai Field and Darren Nicholls, who have just eight NRL games between them. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

News, video and photos from the Queensland Rugby League rugby league football club. By tapping Sign Up or Continue With, I agree to the NRL Terms of Use Privacy Policy and Collection Statement.

Queensland 's Kevin Walters dismisses NRL rumours, insists he'll return with Maroons. It didn't take long for Kevin Walters to end speculation that he would leave his Queensland post after a State of Origin Press Conference: Kevin Walters - Game III. Walters became the first Queensland coach to

“Right now we’ve already started planning for next year’s series and how we can make up that little bit of a gap that we just fell behind a bit this year.”

QRL board member and NRL 360 co-host Ben Ikin was reluctant to speak on behalf of his fellow directors but declared it is a matter of when, not if, Walters finally gets a crack as a first-grade head coach.

“From the QRL standpoint, they’re very respectful of the fact that Kevvie’s very talented and at some point that opportunity (to be an NRL head coach) will come up,” Ikin said.

Pressed by co-host and News Limited journalist Paul Kent on whether he would release Walters from the final year of his contract if the Titans job comes up, Ikin replied: “Absolutely I would, absolutely. For what he’s given to Queensland since he’s been involved in the program as a coach … not to mention what he gave as a player, to think that you could stand in his way to chase a dream would be…”

Munster firms as Qld No.1 for Origin III

Munster firms as Qld No.1 for Origin III Cameron Munster is firming as Queensland's new fullback for next week's State of Origin series decider in Sydney against NSW.

The dates for the 2019 State of Origin series have been released. It has been comfirmed that Brisbane will host Game One on June 5th with kick-off at 8pm. The move from the NRL shows that Perth is unofficially on the NRL expansion radar. Game 2 will take place on a Sunday in a stand-alone

State of Origin /. Enter the email address associated with your NRL account, and we will email you a link to reset your password.

Walters then interjected, reiterating his intention to see out his Maroons deal.

“I’m living the dream right now, last night was a bit of a nightmare … but coaching Queensland is something and you’ve seen it across the series, how passionate I am about this state, so I’m going nowhere in a hurry I can tell you.”

Video provided by Nine News

The crucial late error that cost Maroons.
The cold-hard realities of the world take shape for Kevin Walters and the Maroons the morning after a heartbreaking last minute loss to the Blues.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 1
This is interesting!