7 Oct 2012

Kearney off to Brisbane

6:15 pm on 7 October 2012

New Zealander Stephen Kearney has admitted he was unprepared for his first stint as a national Rugby League head coach at Parramatta.

Kearney, who will join Brisbane as assistant coach for the next two seasons, was sacked by the Eels in July after an unhappy two seasons in which he managed just 10 wins from 42 games as coach.

But the Kiwis coach has recovered from those tough times to be named as an assistant to Anthony Griffin at the Broncos to replace the outgoing Allan Langer on a two-year deal.

Kearney says he could put his difficult experience with Parramatta to good use at Brisbane.

He says he can take a lot of positives out of the experience and it has steeled him for the next part of his journey.

Kearney was considered a contender to take over the Warriors head coaching position.