14 Oct 2012

Tim Sheens to step down after World Cup

7:22 am on 14 October 2012

Tim Sheens says he'll stand down as Australia coach after next year's Rugby League World Cup, provided the Australian Rugby League Commission decide to extend his contract next January.

The 61-year-old has held the role since 2009 and is desperate to lead the Kangaroos in their quest to reclaim the trophy won by New Zealand in 2008 when Ricky Stuart's side slumped to a stunning 34-20 loss in the Brisbane final.