It’s time for a full-time Australian coach, and that means competing with clubs for the best men for the job

THERE is no doubt that this year’s State of Origin series will be a massive challenge for Queensland.

Aside from the enormous task of extending an Origin-record run of series victories, and dealing with the incredible amount of pressure that comes with that, this year we face a new-look NSW set-up under their new coach, Ricky Stuart.

As I am sure you are all aware, the Blues have had a long, hard look for answers after a long drought of Origin success, and eventually decided to follow what we