NRL 2020: Anthony Seibold refuses to quit as Broncos coach after crushing defeat against Sharks

An emotional Anthony Seibold insists he will not quit as Brisbane Broncos coach, after slumping to a ninth defeat in their last 10 games. 

The Broncos lost 36-26 to Cronulla Sharks at Suncorp Stadium on Friday, despite leading 26-18 with less than 10 minutes remaining. 

Brisbane are 15th on the NRL ladder, with just one win since the resumption of play after the coronavirus shutdown. They were unbeaten in the opening two rounds, before the competition was brought to a halt. 

Their struggles have case doubt over Seibold's future at the club, with former North Queensland coach Paul Green, who has been linked to the vacant NZ Warriors coaching role, touted as a potential replacement.

"[Will I] see out the season as coach?" muses Seibold. "Yeah, I believe so - I certainly won't be quitting.

"I don't think quitting is an example that this young group needs to see or wants to see.

"We've made some big steps forward in the last two weeks, but ultimately, we've lost both games and conceded a lot of points. I think everyone can see where we were heading here tonight - it was a better performance.

Issac Luke.
Issac Luke. Photo credit: Getty

The win lifts the Sharks to fifth on the NRL standings, after four wins in their last five games. 

Sharks five-eighth Shaun Johnson, who leads the 2020 NRL in try assists, failed to set any of his teammates up in the game, but slotted all six coversiona attempts for his side. 

"It was certainly one of the most courageous wins at our club that I have been a part of," says Sharks coach John Morris. 

"At 26-18, the boys didn't lose faith, dug in and found a way to come home strong. That is a really crucial two points for us and I am really happy for them."

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