Australia have confirmed their next national coach will have to take on the role on a full-time basis.
Tim Sheens does not know how long his new role at Salford will last or what direction his responsibilities will take.
Queensland will be without scrum-half Cooper Cronk for the second game in the State of Origin series next week because of a knee injury.
Stephen Kearney is confident New Zealand can end their barren run in the ANZAC Test with a victory over Australia in Brisbane.
New Zealand teen sensation Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will miss this week's Test against Australia after receiving a one-week ban.
Australia will give Test debuts to four players in Friday's rugby league international against New Zealand in Brisbane.
New Zealand have been crowned 2014 Four Nations winners after defeating world champions Australia 22-18 in Wellington.
Shaun Johnson staked his claim for the 2014 Golden Boot by helping New Zealand beat Australia in the Four Nations final.
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