Kevvie’s up for consultancy work
Steve Kearney may be gone but don’t expect to see Maroons coach Kevin Walters returning to the Broncos as full-time assistant in 2017. The QRL is happy for Walters to consult as a halves coach on an ad-hoc basis but the Maroons mentor has work he undertakes for the governing body of the Queensland game outside of just coaching the elite side. The Brisbane players would love to see Walters involved at training, particularly Anthony Milford and Ben Hunt, who learned plenty from the five-time Broncos premiership-winner last season. Walters is keen to be involved but whether a consulting role materialises will depend on Wayne Bennett’s final approval.