http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/-ghn7jb.html Toovey for national team Geoff Toovey is shaping as an ideal candidate to take over as Kangaroos coach when - and it appears it's only a matter of time - he is punted by Manly. Tim Sheens has compiled a reasonable record since taking over the national side but a third straight loss to New Zealand, which resulted in Australia losing its No.1 world ranking, will likely cost him the chance to lead Australia to the 2017 World Cup. Officials are in the process of deciding whether to make the Kangaroos head coaching position a full-time one but, either way, it appears certain State of Origin coaches won't be considered. Terry Fearnley was the last man to double as a state and national coach and powerbrokers don't want a repeat of the selection dramas during his tenure. With no obvious candidate available, Toovey would be the ideal man to take over. "Toovs" is himself a former Kangaroos player, has an outstanding record at club level and would be reluctant to coach against the Sea Eagles given his love of the club. He will also have the advantage of not having being involved at club level when he is cut loose. The move would also allow him to continue to work alongside Australian selector Bob Fulton, who is also a consultant to the Sea Eagles. Penrith assistant Trent Barrett is ready to take over at Manly, but the club faces a backlash over the treatment of a favourite son.