Dewsbury Rams coach Glenn Morrison is one of four men who could succeed Stephen Kearney as head coach of the New Zealand national team.
The former Bradford Bulls player was one of 14 applicants for the job and has made it into the final four for consideration, alongside Kearney, who re-applied after his contract expired, and former Kiwi test stars Richie Blackmore and David Kidwell.
The four selected candidates will now be interviewed by an appointment panel over the next week and the NZRL board will make a recommendation later this month. New Zealand’s next international clash is the annual Anzac test against Australia on May 2.
“We need to be clear that this process is not an indictment on Stephen Kearney’s performance as coach over the past six years,” says NZRL chief executive Phil Holden.
“He has helped raise this programme to a higher level than it was when he arrived.
“But we were obliged to advertise this role once his contract expired and saw it as an opportunity to see who else was in the marketplace.
“It’s also an opportunity to scope out a succession plan – who can we begin developing as future Kiwis coaches?”