17 Nov 2010

Stuart named as fulltime New South Wales State of Origin coach

6:48 pm on 17 November 2010

Ricky Stuart has been confirmed as the first fulltime coach of the New South Wales State of Origin rugby league team for the next two years.

New South Wales haven't won a series against Queensland since 2005, the last year of Stuart's previous tenure, and that drought has prompted the move to make the job fulltime.

Stuart replaces Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy.