BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15: Coach Wayne Bennett during the Brisbane Broncos NRL training session on March 15, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Brisbane have reportedly knocked back Wayne Bennett’s request to coach the club in 2020, after Bennett asked the Broncos to extend his contract by one season.

Bennett is currently contracted until the end of the 2019 season, and the Broncos had originally planned  to replace him with Storm coach Craig Bellamy, although he turned them down and re-signed with Melbourne earlier this year.

According to rugby league journalist Ben Dobbin, Bennett went to the Broncos during the week and asked for a one-year extension, but didn’t get a positive response from the club he has coached for 24 years.

“I spoke to Wayne Bennett today,” Dobbin told The Footy Show.

“He’s contracted there until the end of 2019 but what he did do (on Thursday) is go to the board and asked for a year extension until 2020.”

“They didn’t get their man with Bellamy … there was no success in trying to recruit him and they haven’t given Wayne Bennett the year he wanted. Watch this space.”

Dobbin doesn’t believe Bennett will coach the Broncos in 2020, which he said was “unbelievable considering the success he’s had over his time there.”

Bennett has been looking to the future in recent weeks, signing a pair of the club’s young stars long-term, with Payne Haas (six years) and Jamayne Isaako (four years) putting their faith in the Broncos for multiple years to come.


  1. All those young Bronco players being sucked in with the old Bennett tactic “if you stay and play for half your worth and stick around to play for peanuts we can win a comp”. Is running out of puff, I feel sorry for the young blokes who signed their lively hood away for a few seasons under those typical Brisbane tactics. Isaako and Hass need better managers to lured into those crap contracts.👎

    • To old mate and ran out of ideas. A bit like Hasler in the last two years or his footy coaching career. Brisbane will never win another premiership with this old age pensioner running the show. He should just hand up his boots and enjoy the last 10-15 years of his life. The problem with people in their old age with plenty of money is they think they will all live till 100.👴

      • Umm do you even watch the football idiot.

        For a coach that has run out of idea’s they did alright against Penrith last round.

        • Mate everyman and their dog has beaten up Penrith.

          Canterbury 20-18, Cowgirls 26-20, Manly 18-10 and struggled against Parra 6-12 these are the bottom four teams then Brisbane come along and thrash them but still the so called “Super Coach” has no answers in defence letting in 18 and 378 for the season at an average of 21 points per game. So yes Phoenix Bennett has ran out of ideas and has struggled with his defence since the Cowboys beat you lot in that grand final a few years ago. If he had answers 21 points per game in defence being let in would be 12 only. Defence contributes big time to premierships. Bennett teams of the past few years have no defence. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Phonycks…I rest my case😎

  2. If Siebold re signs for South’s soon? What a terrible shame that would be for Brisbane.
    No Bellamy, No Siebold.
    I’m sure every other clubs supporters would be upset by that.

  3. Just south of Brisbane there’s a retirement village waiting for him, he’ll be kicking ass playing bingo with the oldies.

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