Murray to be Rhinos Coach

Murray to be Rhinos Coach

Post by Lloyd J. Barkha » Tue, 25 Nov 1997 04:00:00

From Sporting Life:


By Ian Laybourn, PA Sport

Leeds have offered their vacant coaching position to Australian Graham

The announcement ends widespread speculation linking Great Britain boss
Andy Goodway with the post which became available after New Zealander
Dean Bell's decision to take up a development role at Headingley.

"Graham fits our bill and he is keen to join us," said Leeds chief
executive Gary Hetherington. "We are confident of being able to announce
his appointment later this week."

Murray, who coached Fiji in the 1995 World Cup in this country, shot to
prominence this summer when he guided Hunter Mariners to the final of
the inaugural World Club Championship.

With Hunter expected to fold in a merger of the two rival leagues Down
Under, Murray will be free to take up the reins at Leeds.

Leeds have applied for a work permit for Murray and agreed personal

"The Australian Super League have agreed to his release once the future
of Hunter is settled," said Hetherington.

"A decision was expected at the weekend but now it seems likely it will
be later in the week."