Kevvie backs Henry at Ti­tans

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

QUEENS­LAND coach Kevin Wal­ters has ruled out any in­ter­est in the Gold Coast job and has lashed Ti­tans play­ers for leav­ing be­sieged Neil Henry in the fir­ing line.

Wal­ters has not given up hope of one day launch­ing his ca­reer as an NRL club coach, but he says the Queens­land side is his sole pri­or­ity. He has urged Ti­tans hi­er­ar­chy not to make Henry a scape­goat.

As a Queens­land leg­end, Wal­ters would be the per­fect fit for the Ti­tans but the Ma­roons coach has backed Henry, a for­mer Ori­gin as­sis­tant to Mal Meninga, to res­ur­rect the club.

“I would like to coach in the NRL one day, but I don’t think that time is now,” he told the Queens­lan­ders Only pro­gram on Fox League last night.

“There is more work I have to do with the Queens­land side with the tran­si­tion of some of our play­ers. There’s no po­si­tion ( at the Ti­tans) and I hope the Coast stick by Neil. The last two years have been in­jury- rid­dled for the Ti­tans and his as­sis­tants Terry Mat­ter­son and Craig Hodges are good staff.”

Wal­ters chal­lenged the Ti­tans se­nior lead­er­ship to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for their per­for­mances. “With the Queens­land team, the lead­ers take own­er­ship of the team. They can’t leave the coach hold­ing the can,” he said.

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