20 Apr 2012

Kearney admits struggling with two roles

2:04 pm on 20 April 2012

The New Zealand rugby league coach Stephen Kearney says Parramatta's horrendous start to the NRL season could force him to reconsider his role with the Kiwi test side ahead of next year's World Cup defence.

Forced to juggle the twin coaching roles since taking on the Eels ahead of the 2011 season, Kearney admitted to battling to handle the workload as he prepared for Friday night's Test against Australia in Auckland.

Even with the NRL in hiatus for the weekend, Kearney hasn't been able to avoid drama back home, having ordered star off-season recruit Chris Sandow to play with the club's NSW Cup feeder side Wentworthville to try to find some much-needed form.

Contracted through to the end of the 2013 World Cup with the Kiwi national side, Kearney says he had yet to consider whether he would see out his deal.