Stephen Kearney rules himself out of Warriors job

New Zealand head coach Stephen Kearney has become the latest name to rule himself out of contention to replace Matthew Elliott at the Warriors, as the race hots up for the post.

After St Helens boss Nathan Brown ruled himself out of the running earlier this week, Kearney – who is currently assistant boss at the Brisbane Broncos – has said he doesn’t want the job, either.

“At this stage my responsibility is with the Broncos and I really enjoy being here with the club. It’s a great club and a great group of players,” Kearney said.

“I wouldn’t put my hand up.”

The news comes at a time when Tim Sheens has refused to rule himself out of the running, leading to speculation the current Kangaroos boss is in the mix for the role.

“It’s just a beat-up and everyone is using my name as a headline,” Sheens said.

“I’m not ruling it out but … at the moment my focus is the Kangaroos this year and that’s all I’m worried about.

“I’m employed at the moment. The Kangaroos job keeps me very busy.”

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