BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 12: Blues coach Laurie Daley looks dejected after game three of the State Of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on July 12, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

League legend Laurie Daley headlines a list of candidates to potentially coach the newest English League One side based in New York.

The former NSW Blues coach joins the likes of Nathan Brown, Trent Barrett and brothers Shane and Ben Walker as potential candidates for the job, according to The Daily Telegraph.

New York’s inclusion into the English league ranks still awaits approval by the RFL, with the latest franchise likely to be given the green light in the coming weeks.

The club is set to be formally launched in Newark, New Jersey early next year.

Daley has become a high target for the New York officials, after strong stints with both the Blues and the Indigenous All Stars.

Daley also amassed 244 games during his playing time, featuring for Country, NSW and Australia.

Currently working as a radio co-host on The Big Sports Breakfast, Daley did not want to comment on the potential move after being noted of New York’s interest on Thursday.

New York will also be chasing Brown following his tenure with both Huddersfield and St Helens in England.

Barrett is currently an assistant with Penrith but is known to the English ranks having played for Wigan.

The Walker brothers’ unconventional tactics and game-play may be their biggest attraction for a move following their successful Queensland Cup campaign.

New York will be hopeful they can replicate the nature of fellow North American club Toronto Wolfpack, who won promotion to the Championship and eventually Super League just three seasons after their inauguration.

Hopeful league Talent from the United States has been backed as potential full-time payers come 2021, while the club will also look to target NRL players in the twilight of their careers.

Wests Tigers star Benji Marshall has been noted as a potential suitor, with the likes of Brett Morris, Josh Morris, Darius Boyd, James Graham and Aiden Tolman also listed as promising targets.

New York will likely call Red Bull Stadium home, with the ground located in Harrison, New Jersey.

“The amount of players that have reached out and wanted to be involved has been ridiculous. This is huge,” NYRL chief executive Ricky Wilby said in October.

“We would want players who are prepared to be involved in something from the ground up.”


  1. The UK have the pathways that allow fledgling clubs like this to arise and prosper and make it into the big time. The NRL have zero pathways and can’t even put a team in Perth.

    Are you watching Mr. V’landys, Flying to Perth is a doddle compared to what these guys are attempting however if you want to grow, this is what you have to do.

  2. That certainly puts the ex into expansion. It’s good to see. Toronto have tasted success. Let’s hope NY does the same. Good luck to them.

  3. I Agree with all statements above.
    1. Perth is a must do
    2. Hopefully NY are successful also opening the door for a genuine expansion into the USA.
    3. Walker Brothers would be good canditates along with Brown who has tasted success previously in the Super League.

  4. ……..NEWS FLASH……..

    From the Turner artice…..Penso is indeed the BrisbaneBunny…..lets look at his two separate logins and notice the exact same words used in this story by the same penso the clown individual.

    pensoDecember 13, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    “F.. off…..Turner is a solid player and I wish he was still there, but he is not”

    brisbanebunnyDecember 15, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    “Turner is solid player who can cover a number of positions”

    The evidence is overwhelming that penso is still in love with his sacked hero Turner both as penso and as the BrisbaneBunny. Hahahaha. Your busted big time Shadow/penso/brizyrabbit!!!! Haha

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