Defeated Kearney may step down

RUGBY LEAGUE: New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney may step down after the weekend’s crushing 34-2 defeat to Australia in the World Cup final. “It has been five years at the helm, so I need to have a bit of a think and just see,” said Kearney, who had indicated earlier in the year that he would like to stay on beyond the tournament. “It is probably a bit raw for me at the moment.”