SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 20: Blues coach Laurie Daley walks out onto the field during a New South Wales Blues State of Origin captain's run at ANZ Stadium on June 20, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Laurie Daley has been dumped as Blues head coach with the NSWRL board deciding not to renew his contract for 2018.

“I have spoken with Laurie and he understands the decision. He is obviously disappointed but he has enjoyed the journey and appreciated the opportunity,” said NSWRL Chairman George Peponis.

“We felt it was time to make a change. All aspects of the business will be looked at from coaching staff to team operations and personnel.”

Read the full statement below:

The NSWRL Board has today finalised its review of the 2017 Holden State of Origin Series and announced it will conduct an organisational overhaul and restructure, which includes appointing a new coach.

NSWRL Chairman Dr George Peponis OAM said the Board had decided it was time for a new direction and Laurie Daley would not be offered a renewal of his five-year contract which ended this year.

“I have spoken with Laurie and he understands the decision. He is obviously disappointed but he has enjoyed the journey and appreciated the opportunity,” said Dr Peponis.

“Obviously we thank Laurie for the significant contribution he has made over the past five years.

“He is a legend of the game and has done a tremendous job. He is the only New South Wales coach in the past 12 years who has won a State of Origin Series.

“We felt it was time to make a change. All aspects of the business will be looked at from coaching staff to team operations and personnel.”

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