SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 12: New head coach Anthony Seibold looks on during a South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL training session at Redfern Oval on February 12, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

The Brisbane Broncos have their eye on Anthony Seibold as a potential replacement for Wayne Bennett if Craig Bellamy re-signs with the Storm.

Bellamy is currently weighing up his future, with a three-year, $1.7 million-per-season deal put forward to him by Melbourne, while Brisbane is hoping he takes over Bellamy’s top job at the end of 2019.

The Broncos still consider themselves a chance to land Bellamy, but are making contingency plans to bring in Seibold as Bennett’s successor.

And after defeating the Titans on Friday and cementing a position in the top four, the Rabbitohs’ head coach looms as an intriguing prospect.

Seibold worked under Bennett for three seasons at the Broncos and is an assistant coach for the Queensland State of Origin side. He is contracted to the Rabbitohs until the end of 2019.

Bellamy did not shed any light on his contract situation ahead of the Storm’s clash with the Broncos.

“Again, it’s ongoing,” Bellamy told The Sydney Morning Herald.

“Obviously, since the last time you asked me, it’s a little bit closer.

“If I had of, I would have made it by now, I would imagine,” he said.

“The clubs have been very understanding, really patient. I’ve had a chance to have a bit of a think about it last week with having the week off, but before that it was just [focus] on the footy. That’s probably the main reason.”

Asked if if it was a football of personal decision, Bellamy said “it’s always a bit of both. Without a doubt.”

Meanwhile, Bennett played down his latest coaching clash Bellamy.

“I am not battling with Craig – my battle is to get these blokes to play well,” Bennett told The Sydney Morning Herald.

“That’s not in my mind that the coaches are having a battle. We are not having one.”

Melbourne and Brisbane will meet at AAMI Park on Sunday at 4:10pm.


  1. If offered a contract from Brisbane then Souths can kiss this bloke goodbye. Ahahahahaha, Queenslanders…..but lets face it if he can get a team like Souths into the top four then a one horse town team like the Bronco’s, he will do wonders with a complete capital city to work with and all its junior depth.🦄

      • I did not say that you nitwit Bumshoot, What I said numbnuts is that if Seibold can get a team like souffs into the top four which is competing with eight other Sydney teams how much more easier it will be to get a one team capital city side into the top 4. You bunch of idiots need me to spell it out because you are a bunch of simple simons. Fairdinkum.💋

      • I suppose there’s one born every day, Happy Birthaday Bumshoot. Gold Coast is its own area 100kms South of the capital city they call Brisbane, North Queensland around Townsville is 1337 km north of the capital city they call Brisbane, and Melbourne you halfwit is another capital city away which is 1681 kms away from the capital city they call Brisbane who happen to have one lousy team for a feeder club called North Brisbane you dipstick. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Like I said there’s one born every day. 💪

        • Brisbane born players are spread throughout those teams’ feeder clubs is what I was alluding to, clown

        • Like I said ya Neville out of all the clubs in Brisbane there is one and one only team that is a feeder club to one and one only of those three teams you mentioned. You really are a 🤡🤡🤡🤡CHERRY🤡🤡🤡🤡EVENS🤡🤡🤡🤡

  2. How disrespectful your comment on , ‘ if he can get a team like Souths in the top 4″.

    If Souths wish to keep him , they will , to be offered the coaching job to the oldest and most successful team in the competition history, would be an honour, something that Easts will never be afforded.

    Your comment is ranks of jealousy.

    • Your not the oldest team, don’t forget you missed a few years after getting kicked out. Easts were formed at the same time. So Easts are the oldest.

    • I don’t see how you can claim to be the most successful either? So what, you could win plenty of titles with only like 4 teams in the comp. Hahaha sounds like a champion club to me.

    • Penso I already know of your idiocy but to come out with two Dumbo remarks confirms your supremacy for the King of Stupidity. Firstly The Roosters have played in 110 seasons to Souffs 108 which means we have a longer life than yours. Secondly if you would like to claim the oldest club in the league history then you are wrong again. Newtown who is still playing today were registered on the 8 Jan 1908 whilst the smelly ol rabbits were registered on the 17 Jan 1908, So that rules out the other avenue you have for your outrageously false claim.

      As for the false accusation of jealousy then as per usual you are wrong again. People who have not learnt to overcome that part of their personality defect are the ones who through that on the innocent party.

      Again for numbnuts like your self who misinterpret a simple to read statement but twist it with their own false ideas I shall spell it out one more time for the dummy.

      What I said numbnuts is that if Seibold can get a team like souffs into the top four which is competing with eight other Sydney teams how much more easier it will be to get a one team capital city side into the top 4. You bunch of idiots need me to spell it out because you are a bunch of simple simons. Fairdinkum That’s a compliment for Seibold 🎯

  3. That comment about all of the Broncos junior depth doesn’t seem to ring true as much now days. They do have to compete with the Gold Coast, North Queensland & Melbourne for the best juniors from Queensland.
    It isn’t as if the just kill all the other clubs at junior levels .
    Many of the recent young players coming into the first grade squad have been from Newcastle, NSW. The most recent new centre in first grade from Wellington, NSW.
    Seems they are more fond of looking for NSW talent now , than great locals.

  4. Brisbane does not have the same attraction it once did and I don’t think they can get whoever they want like they once could.

    • Bumshoot, they can’t attract them because the public got on their case about having 17 internationals under the salary cap for all those years they won premierships. The slow in the head NRL finally awoke from their slumber and now look at their salary cap carefully. 🤡 ya DUNCE

      • I did not mention any reasons as to why.. I was merely stating Brisbane has lost its aura. Numb nuts.

        • Bumshute 💩, you make up more excuses then almost ALL those South Sydney supporters who had to wait 43yrs between premierships. I read your nimbnutted statement above and there was no mention of an “AURA” gone missing.

          The only reason is the salary cap because there management has spent to much money on their few imports like Bird, Roberts, Milford, Simms, and overspent on old players like Thaiday, Boyd, Maguire and Glen. Bad management has meant they had to lose their Aussie rep halfback Hunt, good Kiwi player Blair go and some good cheap players like Moga go so they can have Tagatese, Bird playing reserve grade. Get the picture clown🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡✔

  5. Woodchook…. you’re arguments would carry a lot more weight if you could give them without all of the “numbnuts”, “idiots”, and the like. Just a thought.

  6. Neville Bamshoot started the rot eels47, I’m just going tit for tat. See if I get pushed in the tit then I go rata tat tat.😎

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