In 2021, Anthony Seibold threw his hat into the ring to be Head Coach at Leeds Rhinos.
In the end, the Rhinos went a different route to the 2018 Dally M Coach of the Year and he persisted in Rugby Union after an ill-fated end to his time with the Brisbane Broncos.
He was working in England alongside Eddie Jones operating as Defence Coach, a role now occupied by former Hull FC coach Brett Hodgson.
Now Seibold has returned to the NRL with the Manly Sea Eagles and is supported by another former Leeds coaching candidate in Shane Flanagan.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Seibold revealed what he will bring to the Sea Eagles after his time in England with Jones.
“Eddie is brilliant. He thinks a lot about coaching and how you can improve yourself as a coach,” Seibold said.
“I’ve always been someone who has been into self-development and with Eddie, it was certainly taken to another level.
“He has given me a lot of lessons and I will continue to keep a relationship with him, we have a great relationship and he’s been a really good mentor to me and that won’t change.
“Certainly the last 16 months with England have been fantastic for my personal growth as a coach. Even getting out of our game and going to a different sport, and seeing what people do in another country, has been really good.
“It’s not just learnings from Eddie. I’ve been fortunate to work with Craig Bellamy, I’ve been head coach at a couple of different clubs. Things have gone good, things haven’t gone good. I have worked with Origin.
“All those different experiences, mate, you learn every single time.”