NRL side reportedly interested in drafting in St Helens coach Kristian Woolf

On the back of Justin Holbrook’s good work, Kristian Woolf has taken St Helens to new levels.

Now a well-oiled winning machine, the Saints are chasing a fourth consecutive Super League title having won two under Woolf and one under Holbrook since 2019. Having won the double last season, the Saints will also believe they can win the treble especially the way they’ve started the season conceding just 28 points in their first five games with a fixture against bottom club Toulouse waiting today.

Things could not look better, but there are doubts over how long Woolf will stay at the club and those will have only intensified now that an NRL club is interested in his services.

New club The Dolphins are looking to build a strong side capable of instantly competing under former England and Great Britain boss Wayne Bennett. He was able to achieve something similar at Brisbane, however signing players hasn’t been as easy as they would have hoped with sagas over the likes of Kayln Ponga still persisting.

However, according to Fox League in Australia, they have now turned their attention to a coach in the shape of Woolf who they hope to bring in as assistant to Bennett. This is reportedly to try and lure Tongan talent like Jason Taumalolo who, despite being contracted to the North Queensland Cowboys till 2027, is reportedly not happy and would potentially be open to a move away.

As Tonga Head Coach, Woolf would be ideally placed to tempt some of those in his international squad to the Dolphins not least Taumalolo. Furthermore, current Saints star and another Tongan Konrad Hurrell has also been linked with the club.

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