6 Jun 2011

Cartwright stands down to focus on Titans

1:57 pm on 6 June 2011

New South Wales State of Origin rugby league assistant coach John Cartwright has stood down to focus on his duties with struggling NRL club Gold Coast.

Cartwright rang Blues boss Ricky Stuart on Sunday to tell him he needed to focus on the Titans, who are second last on the NRL ladder after just three wins from their 12 games.

The 23-10 home loss to Penrith on Saturday night was the club's fourth straight defeat.