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Two NRL coaches depart

The NRL coaching merry go round has continued in season 2022, with both Nathan Brown (New Zealand Warriors) and Michael Maguire (Wests Tigers) departing their roles effective immediately on Tuesday.

Brown met with Warriors officials on Tuesday morning, before they agreed to end his one-and-a-half-year stint as coach early after five straight losses.

New Zealand great Stacey Jones has been appointed on an interim basis, as the Auckland-based club start their search for a full-time replacement.

Brown was contracted with the club until the end of 2023, but had already told officials he did not wish to relocate to New Zealand long term and couldn't commit beyond that.

Maguire was given his marching orders by the Tigers only hours later, the former Rabbitohs premiership coach sacked after a 44-18 loss to his former club a fortnight ago that saw them slump to 13th on the ladder.

Maguire coached 80 games for the club since taking over in 2019, the second most of any coach in the club's history, but he was unable to end the joint venture's finals drought.

Former Bulldogs and Sharks halfback Brett Kimmorley will take over on an interim basis for the remainder of the season.

IMAGE: Yahoo Sport.


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