The Brisbane Broncos have today announced, via social media, super coach Wayne Bennett will see-out his contract and will coach the Broncos in 2019.
This would, therefore, mean incumbent coach Anthony Siebold will be at the helm of the South Sydney Rabbitohs for the 2019 season.
This is great news for both clubs and players as they can now move on and get stuck into pre-season training without the coaching cloud hovering above both clubs.
Now, will this harm the 2019 seasons for both clubs?
Players will know they have a new coach coming in 2020, shouldn’t that mean they will be out there to impress?
Let’s face it, at the end of the day the players just want to play right.
The question is, however, will either coach have one eye on the team that will be theirs in 2020?
Or, do they focus on the job at hand in 2019?
Does Bennett or Siebold have a say in who stays and who goes at either club?
Or, is this a situation where the CEO’s take control until 2020 comes by?
It will all make for an interesting season ahead for both clubs.
Souths are in a great position, Siebold took them to within a game of a GF in his first year as head coach, he certainly has a squad there that could go all the way.
The Broncos had an inconsistent year last year but still managed to make finals and unearth some huge junior talent while they were at it.
What a way it would be to go out if Bennett took them all the way to a premiership in his final year at the Broncos?
Given his history, it very well could happen, a bit of an ‘up yours’ to the Broncos hierarchy while also saying “I’ve still got it”.
The Thursday night clash on the 2nd of May, when these clubs meet for the first time in 2019, will certainly have some extra spice and feel to it.
How do you think the clubs will fare in 2019 let us know in the comments below?