David Kidwell in line for Wests Tigers coach job

Last updated 10:55 27/07/2014
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PROMOTION?: Former Kiwis enforcer David Kidwell is one of the candidates for the vacant Wests Tigers coaching job.

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Former Kiwis enforcer David Kidwell may be appointed coach of the Wests Tigers today after reports the club is set to sack Mick Potter after today's NRL game against St George Illawarra.

News Corp reports that Potter will be axed regardless of the result against the Dragons after losing support at board level.

The former Canterbury, St George and Western Reds fullback's job is tipped to go to one of his assistant coaches, Kidwell or Todd Payten.

It's uncertain whether Potter's sacking would be immediate or at season's end.

Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer responded to the story on his Twitter account.

''Hard to read some of this stuff today. Can assure you all that the club will communicate when there is something to say. Gameday is focus,'' Mayer said.

Last weekend, Potter's enigmatic side produced an outstanding performance to dispatch top-four side Canterbury 46-18.

The Tigers are 10th on the NRL ladder, but sit just six points off leaders Manly, and a win over the Dragons would go a long way to sparking a run to the finals.

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