Rugby: League legend Sir Graham Lowe coming out of retirement for Northland

Rugby league legend Sir Graham Lowe has come out of retirement to coach again.  

But this time, he's crossing codes to help Northland's Mitre 10 Cup rugby side. Is this a masterstroke from the Taniwha? 

"I'm really looking forward to it," Sir Graham told The AM Show. "I want to let them understand me and what my expectations are of a team... to show what they are capable of.

"I'll also help the coaches - all the local coaches - I'd like to sow a little seed that will grow into something hugely successful in the future."

Northland head coach George Konia is excited by the chance to work with Sir Graham, who led the Kiwis to victory over Australia during the 1980s, while also guiding St Helens, Manly and Queensland Maroons to success.

"It is a privilege to have Sir Graham come into our team environment to help grow and strengthen us, both on and off the field," he says.

"He has a wealth of knowledge that we can all learn from and are all very excited with his involvement."

Sir Graham emphasised simplicity was a key to his coaching philosophy. 

"People practice a lot of things in sport and one of the most important things in rugby or rugby league is actually scoring a try," he said. "No-one ever practices doing it."

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