Queensland Maroons coach Kevin Walters explains in his own words how he's come to today's decision to step aside from his role with the Brisbane Broncos.
Yesterday I attended the launch of the 2018 Holden State of Origin Series in Melbourne.
The level of interest at the media conference reinforced how privileged I am to be the Head Coach of a Maroons team which means so much to the people of Queensland.
It also reinforced Origin’s immense standing in the game, and the importance of having a clear-minded approach to all aspects of the Queensland team’s preparations.
I felt that my direct link to the Broncos may influence the perception of my impartiality and as a result, I have made the decision to step away from the club to focus solely on our State of Origin campaign.
I wish everyone involved with the Broncos every success for the remainder of the 2018 season.