Andrew McFadden

New Zealand Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah today confirmed Andrew McFadden has been signed as the club’s head coach to the end of 2017 NRL season.

The permanent appointment comes a month after the 36-year-old ex-Canberra, Parramatta and Melbourne playmaker was brought in as acting head coach.

In his first four games in charge the Vodafone Warriors have had two hard-fought losses followed by impressive wins against Melbourne and Canberra to sit just outside the NRL’s top eight.

On Saturday Mc Fadden guided the side to a nine-try 54-12 rout of the Raiders, a club record winning margin against Canberra.

This followed the 16-10 Anzac Day victory over the Melbourne Storm, one of the most complete displays in the club’s history.

McFadden welcomed the long-term responsibility.


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