Shaun Wane wants NRL job after England tenure

Former Wigan and current England head coach Shaun Wane has declared his interest in coaching in the NRL.

Wane was appointed England head coach in February after a brief stint in rugby union followed his exit from Wigan at the end of 2018.

Prior to taking the England job, the 55-year-old was linked with numerous jobs in Australia and in whilst appearing on Fox League Live, he admitted he still has ambitions of taking an NRL job in the future.

“I’ve watched it (the NRL) for years and have a great admiration for the coaches, the competition is just intense, and I know I would kill it,” Wane said.

“It’s getting a chance over there one day, my immediate thing is I want to play against Australia, I want to beat Australia in an Ashes and a World Cup next year. After that, then I’d love to have a go in Australia in the NRL.”

Wane enjoyed a trophy-laden eight years at Wigan with one of the highlights their 2017 World Club Challenge victory over then NRL premiers Cronulla Sharks.

Keen to taste more success over southern hemisphere opponents, Wane continued by saying he and his coaching staff will do everything to ensure England have the best chance possible of winning next year’s World Cup.

Wane was named England head coach in February. Credit: News Images

“We are going to have to work so hard to make sure that we show the detail and the deficiencies in the teams like Australia, Tonga and the Kiwis, so the players understand how we are going to beat those nations.

“Without a question, if we work hard, we have a chance and can honestly win those Test matches.”

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