Ex-Warrington Wolves boss Steve Price appointed to huge coaching role

Ex-Warrington Wolves head coach Steve Price has been earning big raps Down Under.

The former St George Illawarra Dragons and Cronulla Sharks assistant took over the reins at Warrington in 2018 and earned a place in the Super League play-offs each year he was there.

Price also won the Challenge Cup with the Wolves in 2019, but moved on at the end of last year to join Craig Fitzgibbon as his number two at Cronulla.

Since then, the Sharks have impressed thoroughly with their hard-hitting defence reminiscent of a Price-inspired side.

“I’m really looking forward to working with Steve,” Fitzgibbon said before the season started.

“While we’ve known each other for some time, the opportunity to work together is an exciting one. The experiences he’s gathered and his love for the area and club were hard to ignore.

“I thought Steve’s experience in the NRL and in the Super League as a head coach, added to the fact he was an assistant in the 2016 Sharks premiership, would be an asset for myself, Josh and Daniel and we look forward to pushing each other and developing as a coaching team.”

However, Price’s  a name that has been thrown up by the Daily Telegraph as a potential successor for the much maligned Trent Barrett at the Canterbury Bulldogs who stepped down as boss a number of weeks ago.

That being said, Price was appointed as second in command to New Zealand international boss Michael Maguire ahead of the international break last weekend with an eye to be included in the World Cup at the end of the year.

With Maguire and Price at the helm, the Kiwis will be fancying their chances to take home the Paul Barriere Trophy.

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