BACK SEAT: Origin legend Colin Scott will remain involved with Wallaroos off the field as Peter Waters takes over as coach for 2016.
BACK SEAT: Origin legend Colin Scott will remain involved with Wallaroos off the field as Peter Waters takes over as coach for 2016. Matthew Mcinerney

RUGBY LEAGUE: Colin Scott steps aside as Wallaroos coach

RUGBY LEAGUE: FORMER Queensland Origin legend Colin Scott will still be involved with Wallaroos after he stepped aside as coach.

Scott, who led Wallaroos to the Bundaberg Rugby League finals this season, said he looked forward to taking a behind the scenes role in the club as Peter Waters takes the reins in 2016.

"I think I've done my time as a coach," he said.

"I'm into structure and coming off the line, but these days it's a lot more unstructured and a flamboyant style of play.

"They're a different breed these days and it's hard to connect with the players.

"Coaching is a tough job but it's about keeping the boys together, and I think Peter will go well."

Scott said the development of that connection was the secret to success.

Queensland's inaugural Origin fullback, who coached Wallaroos to back-to-back premierships in 2010-11, said he was happy to help Waters in his role.

Waters has a long history with the club.

The former halfback won four premierships with Wallaroos in the late 1980-early 90s, including the club's three consecutive titles from 1990-92.

He will lead an excited Wallaroos club next season as they aim to build on their reserve grade and under-18 successes.

Scott will help bring those younger players through the grade and said he looked forward to working with those players.

"We've got a few good 18s coming through so it's a bit about bringing those blokes through," he said.

"I've had a few good years at Roos and I'm looking forward to helping from the sideline.

"It's a building stage for the club but if we can keep those boys together they'll win a premiership in the next two to three years."

The Wallaroos lost to Wests and Waves in the reserve and U18 grand finals respectively this season, but will look to go one better in 2016.



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