Legendary figure denied return alongside ex-Leeds Rhinos coaching candidates for unusual reason

Anthony Seibold is back in the NRL.

After impressing at South Sydney Rabbitohs, the coach moved to Brisbane Broncos where things didn’t go according to plan.

He threw his hat in the ring to take over at Leeds Rhinos in 2021 but ended up staying on with England Rugby Union alongside Eddie Jones where he acted as Defence Coach until ex-Hull FC boss Brett Hodgson replaced him as he took on the Manly Sea Eagles job.

He has already assembled an exciting coaching line up with the appointment of another Leeds Rhinos coaching candidate Shane Flanagan from St George Illawarra and strove to add more experience into his rankings in the shape of Laurie Daley.

Daley is a former Australia international and State of Origin star and was a one club man with the Canberra Raiders in the NRL.

He has done plenty of coaching too leading New South Wales to their first Origin win since 2005 back in 2014.

However, his move to Manly has been stopped by the NRL after Manly made a submission due to his job as a co-host on Sky Sports Radio’s Big Sports Breakfast is a conflict of interest.

“The NRL has advised Laurie Daley that he cannot be permitted to accept a role as a club official with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles while he engages in other employment with a wagering operator,” a statement read.

“The NRL Code of Conduct prohibits all players, club officials, match officials and administrators from being sponsored, employed, contracted, engaged or otherwise commercially involved in any way with a gambling operator.”

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