Stuart wants to stay on as NSW coach
NSWRL general manager Geoff Carr says Wednesday’s meeting with Ricky Stuart was “positive”, but a decision is yet to be taken on whether he’ll be kept on as Blues State of Origin coach.
Stuart met with Carr, chairman John Chalk and the seven other board members to present his report from the State of Origin series, which NSW lost 2-1.
He also presented a plan which would see him combine his role with Parramatta and the Blues for the 2013 Origin campaign after indicating he wished to continue as coach of the NSW side.
Despite going down to a seventh straight series defeat, Carr said the board was impressed with how the campaign was managed by Stuart and his staff.
However, he revealed another meeting would take place before a decision is made on whether Stuart can do the two jobs.
“It was a good, positive meeting and Ricky demonstrated once again that he is passionate about NSW,” Carr told AAP.
“There is not much more to elaborate on.”
The board comprises of Wests Tigers chairman Dave Trodden, Geoff Gerrard, Canterbury chairman Ray Dib, Dr George Peponis, Bob Millward and Terry Quinn, in addition to National Indigenous Rugby League Council chairman William Johnson.
Carr, said a meeting would take place in the near future so the proposals put forward by Stuart could be assessed.
“The board now will look at the structures and strategies,” Carr said.
“He’s still under contract until October 31 and all the other things Ricky does for us are continuing. There’s no pressure one way or the other.
“Origin doesn’t start until next May and it is up to the board now.”© AAP 2013
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