Being sacked part of life in the NRL, says Griffin

Last updated 15:15 07/08/2014
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OUT OF WORK: Anthony Griffin will leave his job as coach of the Brisbane Broncos at the end of the season.

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 As far as Anthony Griffin's concerned, being sacked or leaving a club is just part of the life of an NRL coach.

Gold Coast's John Cartwright this week became the sixth NRL coach this season to either be sacked by a club or announce he's quitting, meaning over a third of the clubs will have a new man at the helm next year.

Cartwright joins Griffin, Wayne Bennett, Peter Sharp, Steve Price and Matt Elliott as men who are out of work or will be at different clubs in 2014.

Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter is also under mounting pressure to retain his job, meaning he, too, could be looking for new employment soon.

Griffin, who will be replaced at the Broncos by Newcastle coach Bennett at season's end, doesn't think people should be too worried for those coaches seeking new employment.

''If you're in for a soft landing, you're in the wrong game,'' he said.

''That's just the business. It's about staying resilient even in times like this when you're a coach.

''It's just the modern way things are. I don't think there's any surprises.

''As quick as you lose a job you'll pick one up because there's always some poor bugger getting done.''

Griffin says he hasn't contemplated throwing his hat in the ring for the now vacant Titans position, nor any of the other jobs that will be available in the off-season.

''Not at the moment,'' he said.

''I've got no interests in any jobs at the moment other than this one.

''I'm enjoying doing this and always have.

''I want to make sure we take this as far as we can.''

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