Parramatta leads the NRL heading into Round Eight after an exhilarating golden level win over the Raiders, whereas the Panthers are staking their declare as contenders.
And all eyes in Brisbane are on Anthony Seibold, whose job could also be on the road fewer than 18 months right into a five-year deal after 5 straight losses.
Read on for all the large speaking factors from Round 7 and all the most recent information forward of Round 8.
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WARRIORS IDENTIFY NEXT COACH… BUT MAY NOT GET HIM
The Warriors have reportedly named their most well-liked goal to exchange Stephen Kearney as head coach.
Kearney was sacked lower than two weeks in the past after a defeat to the Rabbitohs, with Todd Payten taking cost of the crew briefly.
And in line with Channel 9 reporter Danny Weidler, Payten shouldn’t be the person they need to take cost completely.
That honour falls to Roosters assistant Craig Fitzgibbon.
Fitzgibbon is the sport’s greatest paid assistant coach and has been linked to the Dragons job, ought to Paul McGregor be sacked by the membership’s board.
However, Weidler later tweeted that Fitzgibbon has pledged to honour his contract at Bondi, which doesn’t expire till the top of 2021.
Weidler claims Fitzgibbon has a handshake settlement with chairman Nick Politis to stay on the Roosters.
‘I’M NOT CONVINCED HE’S SAFE’
The Brisbane Broncos are in a “diabolic, abysmal” state and head coach Anthony Seibold is dealing with stress to be sacked.
That’s the brutal evaluation of Phil Rothfield, who advised the Big Sports Breakfast on Monday he’s not satisfied Seibold’s job is protected after the Broncos slumped to a fifth straight defeat.
The Broncos at the moment are giving up 30 factors a recreation after dropping a 30-12 bomb to the Titans at residence, a file worse than the Titans’ embarrassing type line from the 2019 season.
It’s a state of affairs Rothfield has declared “un-Brisbane-like” to the purpose the membership has “become a bye”, or a assured win each time you play them.
“They’re in a diabolic, abysmal state. I’m not convinced that Anthony Seibold’s job is safe,” Rothfield stated.
“I believe it is a enjoying group that’s misplaced confidence within the coach.
“This membership has misplaced its coronary heart, this membership has misplaced its soul. It’s simply so un-Brisbane-like.
“They’ve develop into easybeats. They’ve virtually develop into a bye, it’s a gimme whenever you play them.
“Who would have thought we’d say this about this as soon as nice membership?”
BENJI SHOPPED AROUND
From sitting equal second on the Dally M leaderboard to dumped in reserve grade and now a possible mid-season transfer – Benji Marshall’s fairytale send-off isn’t going as deliberate.
Marshall was dropped after the Tigers’ disappointing loss to the Titans and hasn’t seen any first-grade motion since regardless of being one of many membership’s greatest performers over the previous yr.
Now, the Sydney Morning Herald studies that Marshall’s supervisor has taken it upon himself to attempt to discover him a brand new membership for the remainder of the season.
There aren’t groups determined for a top-shelf playmaker both.
The Herald studies that Matt Desira, Marshall’s supervisor, has been in contact with the Cowboys, Storm and Sea Eagles.
‘YOU’VE GOT MY NUMBER’: LUKE FIRES BACK AT BURGESS
Issac Luke has hit again at his former teammate Sam Burgess after the Souths legend joined a refrain of detractors when Brisbane gamers have been seen socialising and laughing with the Titans after their heavy defeat.
Veteran signing Luke particularly was seen having a joke with a number of Titans gamers, and Broncos followers have been filthy and took to social media to voice their disgust.
“For years I’ve always played with my heart on my sleeve. And I will until the day I hang my boots up,” Luke wrote.
“The actions that happened after yesterday’s game were poor on my behalf I accept that. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt to lose.”