After Maroons coach Kevin Walters yesterday declared that he won’t pursue the vacant Titans head coaching position, somebody else had to fill the void as the new favourite. Step right up, Garth Brennan.
According to WWOS’ Mole, Panthers ISP coach Brennan is firming as a serious contender for the job, after meeting with Titans players last week at Coolangatta.
According to the report, Brennan has the support of star halfback Ash Taylor, and could potentially take Panthers five-eighth Matt Moylan with him, if he gets the nod.
It makes sense for Brennan to be a favourite for the position, having served a long, successful apprenticeship at Penrith and Newcastle, and being highly regarded around the NRL.
The Moylan part of the story makes a bit less sense though. For a start, how would the Titans fit Moylan into a 2018 salary cap with Jarryd Hayne? And secondly, if Penrith were to grant Moylan a release, surely they’d rather accept the reported swap offer for James Maloney, rather than send Moylan to the Titans for nothing.
Then again, this is the modern NRL. Not much would surprise us any more.