Posted: 17 August, 2012 by Madame H

NRL To Poach AFL Heavy Hitter Gillon McLachlan?

Tags: Gillon McLachlan, Damian Barrett, NRL, David Gallop

The NRL is pulling out all the stops to poach the AFL's number two man, Gillon McLachlan, Triple M Damian Barrett said on Channel Nine's The Footy Show on Thursday.

"Our information, and it's come from Sydney (and) it's strong, is if he wanted the job it's his, it's as simple as that," Barrett said.

"From an NRL point of view, if they are able to pull something like off, that could be a real body blow to the AFL," co-host and Triple M Footy commentator Garry Lyon added.

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The ARLC have asked recruitment company Spencer Stuart to headhunt potential candidates to fill the shoes of David Gallop who stood down earlier in the season.

The list, which is rumoured to include New Zealand Rugby League CEO Jim Doyle, Racing NSW boss Peter V'Landys and and Canterbury Bulldogs chief executive Todd Greenberg, will be whittled down to six before the final announcement is made, reportedly by mid-August.

The successful candidate will reportedly receive a package worth around $750,000 a year.


Tags: Gillon McLachlan, Damian Barrett, NRL, David Gallop

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