Brian Smith talks Warriors contracts, coaching

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Friday, 10 August 2018, 8:27PM

Negotiations between Issac Luke and the Warriors are at a stalemate.

The hooker wants to extend his stay at Mount Smart Stadium, but he's yet to be offered a deal for the 2019 NRL season and beyond.

Warriors general manager Brian Smith told D'arcy and Goran they're struggling to reach a resolution.

Luke will play his 250th NRL game tonight when the Warriors host the Newcastle Knights at Mount Smart Stadium.

Smith also says that it's unlikely that the same situation that is affecting the Panthers will happen here, insisting Stephen Kearney is in charge of the coaching.

The Penrith's caretaker coach Cameron Ciraldo has said he is glad club boss Phil Gould was able to talk him out of leaving.

Ciraldo tried to resign from his role as assistant coach for the NRL side twice, while now sacked coach Anthony Griffin was still in charge.

He says he wanted to leave for himself and his development as a coach, but is happy he has remained at the club.

Gould sacked Griffin this week, saying he was too controlling and old school to help the team win a premiership.

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