England coach Bennett makes Rabbitohs move
England coach Wayne Bennett has been sacked by NRL side Brisbane Broncos and will join South Sydney Rabbitohs earlier than planned.
Bennett, who was reappointed as England head coach earlier this year, had been due to leave the Broncos for the Rabbitohs ahead of the 2020 season, with Anthony Seibold moving in the opposite direction.
However, the 68-year-old has now had his contract terminated by the Brisbane outfit and he will join up with South Sydney a year earlier than initially planned, while Seibold has taken up the reins at the Suncorp Stadium.
No details have been revealed regarding the reasons behind Bennett's early departure from the Broncos, although the club have thanked the Australian for the work he has carried out over two separate coaching spells with the team, the first of which lasted 20 years.
A Broncos statement read: "The Brisbane Broncos board has terminated coach Wayne Bennett's contract with immediate effect. The terms of this termination are confidential.
"The Broncos thank him for his contribution to the club and wish him all the best in the future."
Bennett certainly appears happy with the decision and he is looking forward to beginning his work with the NRL's most successful club.
Bennett told the Rabbitohs website: "I'm really pleased it's all resolved and that I can join this great club with a free mind, knowing I did the right thing by the fans, staff and players.
"I'm really looking forward to being at South Sydney and working with the players, staff, board and all of the members."
Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.