Ex-St Helens coach Kristian Woolf explains why he left for NRL

Kristian Woolf’s legacy in Super League can never be disputed.

The only coach to win three consecutive Grand Finals in Super League as well as the mastermind behind Saints’ record breaking four Super League titles in a row.

He also won the Challenge Cup and League Leaders’ Shield in 2021 and 2022 respectively.

Right now, he’s trying to guide Tonga to World Cup glory before joining former England boss Wayne Bennett at the NRL’s newest club The Dolphins as assistant.

Now the first ever coach to win three Super League Grand Finals in a row has explained some of the reasons why he made the decision to leave St Helens for an assistant coach role in the NRL.

“I have still got plenty of things that I can learn,” Woolf told the Zerotackle as he went on to reflect on his time in England.

“I really enjoyed my time in England and we had a lot of success.

“There are things I learned there that I would like to put in place here and that I think can work here, but at the same time … there is no one better than Wayne Bennett to learn under.

“I am really looking forward to seeing what makes him different and special as a coach.”

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