Posted: 17 November, 2016 by Triple M NRL

Kimmorley To Join Parramatta; Reports

Brett Kimmorley during his time as Wests Tigers NYC coach gives instructions from the bench Photo: Getty Images

Former Test, Origin and NRL premiership winning halfback, Brett Kimmorley has reportedly joined the Parramatta Eels coaching staff for 2017.

The Mole from Rugby League Week tweeted the news last night, saying: “Congrats to Eels coach [Brad] Arthur on adding Brett Kimmorley to his coaching team. Great footy mind - most coaches were too scared to employ him.”

It's understood Kimmorley has been employed to work with current halves pairing Corey Norman and Clint Gutherson, as well as veteran back-up Jeff Robson, rookie QLD recruit Jamal Fogarty and youngsters Troy Dargan and Michael Doolan.

Kimmorley was an assistant coach with the Bulldogs between 2011–12. He then joined David Furner’s Raiders before becoming the head coach of the Wests Tigers Under 20s in 2015, where he led them to the second week of the finals.

Brett Kimmorley talks to his players Photo: Getty Images

Kimmorley played 307 NRL games for six clubs, even winning a premiership with the Storm in 1999.

He made his debut for Newcastle in 1995 before playing for the Hunter Mariners, Storm, Northern Eagles, Sharks and Bulldogs.

He played 22 tests for Australia and 10 Origins for NSW.

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