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Wests Tigers have confirmed the appointment of former South Sydney Sydney mentor Arthur Kitinas to their coaching staff.
Kitinas will take control of the club's Premier League team, Balmain Ryde-Eastwood, next year, replacing Peter Gentle, who will work more closely with Tigers head coach Tim Sheens and assistant Royce Simmons.
Kitinas served as Rabbitohs caretaker coach in 2004 following the sacking of Paul Langmack. Shaun McRae took over at Souths in 2005.
Over to the international scene, Great Britain coach Brian Noble says his side will try to curb the brilliance of young Australian stars Greg Inglis and Karmichael Hunt in Saturday's Tri-Nations clash at Aussie Stadium.
The Lions held their first training session on Australian soil this morning after opening their Tri-Nations campaign with an 18-14 loss to New Zealand in Christchurch. While yet to face the likes of Inglis or Hunt in an international, Noble says his side was well aware of their talent.
Meanwhile, new Kangaroos halfback Ben Hornby says he is keen to make the most of his starting berth in Saturday's Tri-Nations rugby league clash with Great Britain at Aussie Stadium.
The St George Illawarra utility will replace Johnathan Thurston in the No.7 this weekend with the Cowboys halfback being rested. Hornby admits the game is his chance to stake a claim for the Australian halfback spot and push for selection in the starting side for next month's Tri-Nations final.