Sheens to Coach Roos

The Board of the Australian Rugby League has named Wests Tigers coach Tim Sheens as coach of the Australian Test side the Kangaroos.Sheens’ appointment as national coach is his latest achievement in an outstanding career that began in 1984 with Penrith.Since then he has mentored for 568 first-grade games.At representative level, Sheens has coached City Origin in 1991, 2006, 2007, 2008, and the NSW Blues State of Origin side in the 1991 series.“The ARL had an outstanding group of coaches to select from and that is an indication of the regard Tim Sheens is held in," Australian Rugby League Chief Executive Geoff Carr said of the appointment.“Tim’s record speaks for itself. He has won four Premierships and has coached more games than anyone in the game’s history.“There are very few coaches out there who have achieved such sustained success over such a long period of time.“Tim’s experience is matched by his ability to extract the absolute best from his players at both club and representative level.“We believe we have the best man for the job.”