Sorry, Toovs, but what Eric wants, Eric gets

Rugby League Week - - News -

FOR­MER SEA EA­GLES MEN­TOR Ge­off Toovey came within a whisker of get­ting the War­riors job after An­drew McFad­den was turfed as head coach. As I re­ported last week, Stephen Kear­ney was ini­tially re­luc­tant to leave the Bron­cos, telling the War­riors he was en­joy­ing life in Bris­bane as Wayne Ben­nett’s right-hand man.

That led the War­riors to Toovey, the Manly leg­end who took the Sea Ea­gles to a grand fi­nal in 2013, and ne­go­ti­a­tions were well ad­vanced be­fore War­riors owner Eric Wat­son stepped in.

Wat­son flew into Auck­land after an over­seas trip and made Kear­ney an of­fer he sim­ply couldn’t refuse, leav­ing Toovey out in the cold.

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