19 Jun 2017

Warriors lose McNamara

1:45 pm on 19 June 2017

The Warriors assistant coach Steve McNamara has been granted an early release just 14 games into his contract so he can take up a top job in the English Super League.

League coach Steve McNamara.

League coach Steve McNamara. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

McNamara has been appointed head coach of the Perpignan-based Catlans Dragons.

The 45-year-old McNamara, who's from the UK, joined the Warriors coaching staff this year after previously working with the Sydney Roosters.

He was also an assistant coach for the Kiwis national team.

McNamara's already been released from his contract so he can join the Dragons before this weekend's Super League match against Warrington.