Thai Castle have received a copy of the short list of coaches for the Warriors 2017 campaign, and bring these exclusively to our readers.
Stacey Jones – League’s golden boy hasn’t played since 2009 and is starting to get the itch again.
Currently playing Touch rugby socially on Tuesday evenings, Jones feels like he has a winning formula that the Warriors franchise needs.
“The trick is to score more points than the other team, and I just don’t know if McFadden knew this”
John Kirwan – after an unsuccessful tenure as coach of the Auckland Blues, the real JK has thrown his hat in the ring to coach the Warriors for 2017, 22 years since being a Warriors player himself.
“I may be viewed as the McFadden of the Blues campaigns, but I do my best not to get down about that.
I do a lot of cooking, these days, it’s relaxing. I know the boys need some good positive encouragement, and I think I can give that to them”
John Key – doesn’t know a heck of a lot about League, but has promised to donate his salary to charity.
“I’ve got big plans. I think we need a new logo, so that New Zealanders can connect with the brand. People are over the Tiki. This is business. Run it like a business”
Eliza McCartney – possibly New Zealand’s most celebrated sportswoman in 2016, McCartney has said she’d consider it, but only for a year.
“With the country behind me, anything seems possible now. I only need another 5cm on the vault till Japan, and I figure I can do that after ticking off some other things” said Eliza, who wouldn’t stop smiling.