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Burleigh Bears head coach Carl Briggs has been replaced by assistant coach Jimmy Lenihan for the remainder of the 2014 season.

CEO Damian Driscoll said it was an extremely difficult decision to make but it is a decision that is in the best interests of the Burleigh Bears club.

Driscoll thanked Briggs and hoped he wasn’t lost to the club.

“Carl has been a tireless worker and contributor to the club. Part of his role at the club has been working in junior development on the Gold Coast. I hope he will continue in this role at the club.”

Lenihan is no stranger to the Intrust Super Cup and the Burleigh club having coached there from 2006-2009. He also had a successful stint at Bilambil in the Gold Coast competition including an A Grade premiership.