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Parish begins Super League coaching stint

09/07/2011 02:00:47 AM Comments (0)

Salford's new Australian head coach Matt Parish has arrived in England and was due to watch his Super League team in action for the first time against Hull at the KC Stadium on Friday night.

The 42-year-old caught the first available flight after completing his State of Origin commitments as assistant to NSW coach Ricky Stuart on Wednesday, and landed at Manchester Airport on Friday (Saturday AEST).

Parish succeeds compatriot Shaun McRae, who left the Willows due to ill health in April.

Caretaker coach Phil Veivers will remain in charge of the team for Friday's match before Parish, a former assistant coach at North Queensland Cowboys, officially takes up his two-and-a-half-year contract on Monday.

"I'm thrilled to be here," he said. "I'm still pinching myself to think I'm here in the UK.

"I'm just going to have a look tonight. Phil has done a great job of preparing the club for most of the year and he's got the boys ready to play tonight.

"They are all important games, particularly this one. I'm very excited to be here."

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