Wests Tigers would like to congratulate David Kidwell on his appointment today as the New Zealand Kiwis Head Coach, effective immediately.

Kidwell has been an NRL Assistant Coach at Wests Tigers for the past three seasons, and was an Assistant Coach under Stephen Kearney for the New Zealand national side.

He will now join New Zealand on a full-time basis, and will take charge of the Kiwis for the upcoming Trans-Tasman Test against Australia in Perth ahead of the 2016 Four Nations tournament in England later this year.

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe thanked Kidwell for his efforts while at the Club.

“On behalf of everyone at Wests Tigers, I’d like to thank David for his efforts at Wests Tigers and wish him well in this key role in international rugby league,” he said.

Wests Tigers will confirm the make up of its 2017 coaching staff under Head Coach Jason Taylor in the coming weeks. 

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