League: Kiwis expected to advertise for coach

Elliott Smith

New Zealand Rugby League is poised to ask for applications to coach the Kiwis.

Incumbent Stephen Kearney's contract is up after the failed World Cup campaign, with CEO Phil Holden confirming the position is probably going to be advertised.

Holden says it's all part of due process.

He says the contract is up so the smart thing is to consider what they want and they'll go through a process.

Phil Holden says they have time on their side to be considered about how they approach the appointment and will engage Kearney highly in the process.