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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

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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 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

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 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

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.

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

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Prominent rugby league personality Paul Vautin says he will consider putting up his hand to coach the Queensland State of Origin team again should Kevin State of Origin : QRL board member Ben Ikin would let Kevin Walters leave to pursue NRL job . Walters on Wednesday night declared he

Despite both state league bosses insisting Keary can only play for NSW, the Ipswich native has Nightmare returns for Origin scapegoat. Maroons star Ben Hunt has been singled out as the worst player State of State of Origin : QRL board member Ben Ikin would let Kevin Walters leave to

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.

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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.

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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

Benjamin Ikin (born 21 February 1977) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer and works as a presenter for Fox Sports.

“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…”

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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.”

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