West Tigers coach Ivan Cleary donates kidney to brother - report

West Tigers coach Ivan Cleary has reportedly donated a kidney to his brother.

Nine News reports the 46-year-old former Warriors coach made the sacrifice for his brother Ash last week and spent several days in hospital afterward.

Clearly reportedly had the support of his NRL club to go ahead with the operation with insiders saying this kind of selflessness was why the West Tigers went after Cleary in the first place.

He has since returned home with family and is understood to be recovering well, but it is not yet known what condition his brother is in.

Ivan Cleary.
Former West Tigers coach Ivan Cleary. Source: AAP