HULL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Wayne Bennett Head Coach of England Rugby League team during a Captain's run at KCOM Stadium on October 26, 2018 in Hull, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

The Rugby Football League are set to remove Wayne Bennett as coach in favour of former Wigan Warriors boss Shaun Wane, according to BBC.

Wane has been working as a part-time high-performance coach for the Scottish Rugby Union but is now reportedly ready to return to league.

It is believed that Bennett has been notified of the appointment, who has led England for the last four years.

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The Rabbitohs coach’s two-year RFL contract ran out at the end of Great Britain’s poor Autumn tour of New Zealand and Papua Guinea.

It was originally expected that the 70-year old would lead England for the 2021 World Cup, but last year’s tour losses to the Kiwis, Tonga and PNG raised concerns over his style and the direction of the team.

33 COMMENTS

  1. Yep he’ll be replaced as the vermin’s coach also by the end of 2020…when they choke AGAIN…after forking out overs to BUY a premiership.

  2. The myth has run its course, when you look at his last stint with the Broncs it really showed how out of touch he has become, as for his English experiment that just proves he requires medication

  3. Bennett is getting too old…

    Here are my tips for Souths Sydney Sombreros 2020

    Bennett under pressure to win the comp with the new Nana Glen paper bag purchased roster will start to show signs of dementia and cranky old man syndrome… round 19

    Bennett and Richardson will have a falling out.. Round 20

    South Sydney Sombreros will make the finals but will fail in their bid to buy the comp thus making season 2020 another failure in their 50 year history of failures (other than the NRL gifted 2014)

    Souths Sombreros failure to win the comp and the embarrassment of another failure in a long history of failures

    It will be very difficult for anyone to match the greatest team of the decades 3 premierships in 6 years… quite simply Nana Glen cannot buy you heart and soul

    You count your members
    well count the bling Bahahahahah…

    My Brensie… please let go of your love for Souths Sydney Sombreros and come over to enjoy the spoils of winners!!

  4. TheMoleborn52.
    You are Brennan & all the WoodHeap sign ins. As can be seen by the typical Wooden Bahahahah, at the end of part of your rant.
    As for Bennett. The writing was on the wall after the last England tour.

  5. With Latrell Mitchell expressing his passionate desire to come home to his beloved Souths and also be coached by supercoach Wayne Bennett for less offered by the cap sombreros, Wayne Bennett had already hinted at a possible step down from Eng coach to focus squarely on Souths.
    I can understand the sombreros anguish, humiliation, embarrassment, shock and despair at losing their no 1 superstar to Bennett.
    With Latrell, Arrow, Roberts, Su’A, The Fox and soon to be another forward signing announced the can be no argument on the attraction this great man has.

  6. The only thing wrong with Bennett is age.

    Sooner or later it catches up with you. Suddenly you are not quite as sharp, not quite as tuned and not as able to do things such as fly half way round the world. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience but his time is up. Holding down a 2 jobs half way across the world is hard enough for a 40yr old let alone at 70.

    Bennett needs to realise this, focus on Souths and at the end of his contract retire gracefully.

  7. TwentyOne February 3, 2020 at 11:29 am
    With Latrell, Arrow, Roberts, Su’A, The Fox and soon to be another forward signing announced the can be no argument on the attraction this great man has.

    WOW, THAT IS IMPRESSIVE …. dont forget you have the best coach in history!

    IF YOU GUYS DON’T WIN THE COMP THIS YEAR IT WILL BE ANOTHER TREMENDOUS FAILURE IN A LONG LINE OF FAILURES!!

    There is no pressure on us at all…. but plenty on you guys…

    You count your members …. we’ll count the bling…… Bahahahahahah

  8. You wont see Wayne Bennett jumping on regional airlines sent on suck up missions like the lightweights Robinson and Fittler to beg for last minute hopes of securing a player like the humiliation they encountered with Latrell.
    All they came back with was a couple of Taree fridge magnets for their wives and a few pizza stains. Priceless.
    Like all the new signings, Latrell came and met Wayne on Wayne’s terms and even then was told to go away and think about it for a few days.
    That’s when Latrell experienced the self respect and dignity of this great coach and and further his passionate desire to come home to the Rabbitohs.
    Welcome home Latrell.

  9. TwentyOne February 3, 2020 at 11:47 am

    if you say so… BUT – IF YOU GUYS DON’T WIN THE COMP THIS YEAR IT WILL BE ANOTHER TREMENDOUS FAILURE IN A LONG LINE OF FAILURES!!

  10. Welcome home Latrell?? Didn’t know Souths play out of Taree!! Where’s Jack Bird the grass roots Souths player?? 21 your turning into a bigger fool than that rooster loser On here

  11. TheMole52 February 3, 2020 at 11:43 am
    “IF YOU GUYS DON’T WIN THE COMP THIS YEAR IT WILL BE ANOTHER TREMENDOUS FAILURE IN A LONG LINE OF FAILURES!!”

    Let’s talk about “FAILURES”
    2 controversial premierships and with it has come a decline in fan base support and memberships, players wanting out to join other clubs for less, 3 name changes in 20 years and I’m told another on the way after these failures.
    If the roosters think that by just poaching the best players at their peak to buy premierships will attract respect and following from fans with integrity, well they’ve miscalculated big time.
    All they have is a few johnny come lately wannabes who dont care about soul and dignity as long as they can parade around under a sombrero believing people will admire them as rooster supporter.
    Sadly for them its the opposite.

  12. redv13 February 3, 2020 at 11:56 am
    “Welcome home Latrell?? Didn’t know Souths play out of Taree!! Where’s Jack Bird the grass roots Souths player??”
    Before Jack Bird and his family moved he started as a young junior at souths whilst attending Matraville High School until the year 12. Fact.

  13. When was latrell mitchell EVER a soufs junior???He’s from Taree you complete nonce…so in what universe is he “returning home” to soufs….the only reason he went there was to placate his family and because he listened to that meathead mundine’s usual racist dribble. Atleast he’ll have the memories of winning TWO premierships at Easts….something he’ll never experience again at the nana glenn, soufs sombreros dump of a club (yeah Mole’s description- but it’s pretty apt). Soufs will CHOKE AGAIN this year, woosie forward pack, senile old git of a coach and no soul….just a bunch of bad attitude little prats, all vying for attention….doesn’t work if there’s no team spirit fellas 🤣😂🤣😂

  14. @TwentyOne
    Considering I was in the year above Jack at Illawara Sports High, I beg to differ.
    The bloke played his junior footy with Berkley In the Illawarra comp before being signed by the dragons. Never a souths junior, born and raised in the Wollongong/Illawarra area.

  15. Well I guess if your born in Wollongong and playing for Berkeley Eagles then Western Suburbs in the Illawarra competition all your life from under 6’s till under 18’s before signing with Saints makes you a Souths junior then your spot on as usual you moron. FACT

  16. Please guys… please… this has gone far enough… Please dont refer to @21 as a Moron… he just suffers from extreme jealousy and envy of the back to back premiers

  17. Not content with stealing most of Easts junior teams…21 believes every other team’s juniors also belong to soufs….😂🤣😂🤣

  18. squizzy
    February 3, 2020 at 12:26 pm
    @TwentyOne
    “Considering I was in the year above Jack at Illawara Sports High, I beg to differ”

    Do your homework. May not have been to y 12 but was at Matraville High and played in the juniors comp.
    A you a betting man?

  19. To the wombats on here can I suggest you quit whilst ahead?
    As we know Latrell, the rooster’s superstar icon and no1 fan idol came to Wayne Bennett for less despite Robinson and Fittler going to Taree on a desperate mission to sway him back but to no avail. OUCH!!

  20. If Souths dont win the comp this year with that amazing roster, greatest coach in History etc etc etc..

    Kiss goodbye to the old man

  21. https://www.nrl.com/news/2015/03/17/brotherly-love-sparks-birds-footy-passion/

    “My junior club was the Berkeley Eagles in the Illawarra. I played with them until I was about 13 and moved over to Western Suburbs and played from under-15s to the under 18s then I moved myself into the under-20s Dragons team and from there I came here [to Cronulla],” Bird said.

    Hope that heaps people talk footy instead of trying to score points about juniors and what ever else

  22. Congratulations FootyFan2016 for confirming that the muppet of 2020 award is currently in the hands of 21 the biggest boofhead of ZT which is quite an effort considering some of the other mongos on here recently

  23. Sticking to the subject, the appointment of Wayne has got to be the one of the biggest failures in recent history for England/Great Brittain rugby league. Even though it was a decent start, England’s form dropped off a cliff which has ended with a nothing short of a completely embarrassing loss to the kumals.

    Now off topic, even though I do think Rabbits are light on forwards Wayne has proven he can build somewhat unknown forward into competitive nrl quality players. to make the 8 in this comp you need a good forward pack and I expect players like Knight, Tatola, Su’a and Lowe all to improve if given game time

  24. One factor in Wane Bennett’s sacking was his aversion to the media. At a time when RL is getting more attention in the Northern Hemisphere than ever before, the last thing the ESL needs is a coach who doesn’t want to talk.

  25. Good riddens you silly old gank….the only time you could win a premiership was with a veritable QLD state of origin team at your disposal….pretty sure most coaches could manage that if they had those type of players at their disposal

  26. The Great Northern Rooster
    February 4, 2020 at 10:45 am
    “Good riddens you silly old gank….the only time you could win a premiership was with a veritable QLD state of origin team at your disposal….pretty sure most coaches could manage that if they had those type of players at their disposal”

    How do you think most coaches would go with the cap rort sombreros past couple of years?
    Even with that they had to scam to get over the line as we all saw.
    Sung the national anthem lately?

  27. Like Squizzy and redv, I’ve never heard of Bird being a Souths junior (maybe when he was 10 his parents took him to Maroubra Beach and drove through Matraville to get there – that’s enough isn’t it?). I thought he was born in Wollongong and grew up in Berkeley. Are Western Suburbs the Red Devils? Haven’t they Devils produced some great players (Fulton, Joe Cool, Ayliffe, Roach, Jack, the Stewart brothers, Ryles [as a Saints supporter I’m not sure “great” applies to Ryles] to name a few). Good try though 21.

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