Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Mal in Line for New Team Role

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Mal in Line for New Team Role

Article excerpt

NRL: Queensland icon Mal Meninga would consider being foundation coach of a second Brisbane-based NRL team if the expansion bid rolled out publicly next week gets them across the line for 2013.

Meninga declared himself ready to return to the weekly madness of NRL coaching, something he hasn't done since 2001 with Canberra, for which he played 166 games from 1986-1994.

The former Canberra, Queensland and Australian great plans to review his Queensland Origin coaching options at the end of this year's interstate series, after setting a record of five straight series' wins last year, which included the Maroons first 3-0 clean sweep since 1995.

C[pounds sterling]You never say no to anything but it's a fair way away at the moment,C[yen] Meninga said.

C[pounds sterling]I've put myself out there in the NRL market place and I'll see what offers come my way.

C[pounds sterling]So far the silence is deafening.C[yen]

Meninga is friends with Brisbane bid chairman Craig Davidson and the other directors, who were members of the Thoroughbreds, who helped mentor young players from the Broncos and the Maroons. …

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