It’s looks increasingly like there is some truth to the rumours that coach Ivan Cleary will be leaving the New Zealand Warriors at the end of the season.
Cleary has been linked with a move to the Penrith Panthers, with the club’s new coaching consultant Phil Gould spending time in Auckland this week.
Former coach Tony Kemp also had lunch with Gould while he was here.
Kemp says there’s a strong feeling Cleary will go, and he has a previous relationship with Gould.
He says he spoke generically with Gould about coaching, but not specifically about Cleary.