It took a while, and multiple rejections, but Kiwis coach David Kidwell has finally managed to fill his coaching staff for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup.
According to 7Sport, polarizing former Roosters, Knights, Eels and Dragons coach Brian Smith has been appointed as coaching supervisor, while Panthers ISP NSW Cup coach Garth Brennan has been appointed Kidwell’s assistant.
Brennan is highly regarded as a future NRL coach-in-waiting. His Panthers side is currently coming 3rd.
Smith has over 600 matches of NRL coaching experience, and is known for rapid transformations in rebuilding clubs, as well as for thinking that Luke Burt was better than Clint Schifcofske.