Australia coach Tim Sheens could land role in Super League

Last Updated: 01/03/13 3:59pm

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Sheens is in his fifth term as Australia coach

Sheens is in his fifth term as Australia coach

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Australia coach Tim Sheens could take up a post in the Super League after the World Cup.

Sheens is keen to get back into club rugby but hopes to lead the Kangaroos to glory at Old Trafford in November before considering his options.

The 62-year-old, free of club commitments after his departure from Wests Tigers in September, said: "I've made it clear I will be looking to coach again, whether that's in Australia or England.

"I will have to see what might be available but all my focus at the moment is on preparing the national team. I don't want to take my eye off the ball."

Sheens was recently reappointed for a fifth-term in charge of Australia, as they look to regain the World Cup from New Zealand.

"I've made it clear I will be looking to coach again, whether that's in Australia or England."
Tim Sheens

The Kangaroos begin their campaign with a double-header against England and Ireland and the coach has been on a fact-finding mission to check out Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and Limerick's Thomond Park, where the ties will be played.

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He will also be keeping tabs on Super League, with England coach Steve McNamara set to name his elite training squad on Tuesday.

"It's still early in the year, it's all about getting through a long domestic season," Sheens said.

"I'll keeping a much closer eye on Super League this year to see who he's going to pick at half-back and five-eighth etc.

"I'll be interested to watch the Exiles game and, from my point of view, I've got State of Origin to get through.

"Then there's New Zealand and whether Sonny Bill Williams is going to be available or whether he plays for Samoa. There are a lot of things to be played out before the year is out."

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