More security for New Zealand’s NRL side

THE Warriors have locked in a head coach up until the end of 2017 NRL season.

Andrew McFadden has secured the permanent appointment a month after he was brought in as acting head coach after Matt Elliot was dumped after just five matches into the 2014 season.

TV NZ reported that in his first four games in charge the Warriors (featured image courtesy of have had two hard-fought losses followed by impressive wins against Melbourne and Canberra to sit just outside the NRL’s top eight.


“I’m hugely appreciative of the club giving me this opportunity,” said McFadden.

“The past few weeks in the job have given me a valuable insight into the role and its demands. To have the position through to the end of 2017 gives me certainty and the chance to plan our future with confidence.

“It’s an exciting challenge for all of us as we seek to make the Warriors a consistent force in the NRL. There’s so much talent in this club but there’s also so much work”.