SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 09: Warriors coach, Matthew Elliott looks on from the side lines during the round one NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the New Zealand Warriors at Pirtek Stadium on March 9, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

The Dragons have made two massive appointments in their coaching ranks with Broncos interim coach Peter Gentle and Matthew Elliott announced as Anthony Griffin’s assistants.

The pair played for the Red V and will rekindle their relationship with the Dragons again, this time in the coaches box.

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Gentle took over the Broncos role after Anthony Seibold departed mid-season.

He has spent time with the Sharks, Tigers, Eels and Rabbitohs as an assistant, he does have head coaching experience when in charge of Super League team Hull FC back in 2012 and 2013.

Elliott himself has 16 years of experience. He last coached the New Zealand Warriors in 2014 and has previously spent time with the Raiders, Panthers and Super League team Bradford Bulls.

That’s not where the changes end, Ben Haran has formally been appointed as general manager of football and the NRL recruitment manager title for Ian Millward.

3 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t know about Peter Gentle considering he didn’t win a single game with the Ponies, but I think Matthew Elliott is a step in the right direction.

  2. Gentle was thrown under the bus, the team had a ton of injuries, hardly a single experienced player and nothing to play for. There’s hardly ever been a new coach mid-to-late season that’s turned things around for a struggling club.

  3. Hope somebody takes charge of recruitment better than the last few years.

    My calculations are that the Dragons would have at least $2m to spend if not more based on recent discharges. Get rid of Norman somehow and it could be another $400 or so.

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