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Chairman of the QRL said tonight that it's only a "one-series appointment" for Bennett.

They'll re-asses after this series and figure out who's the best long-term option.
 

BooKhaki

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So they told Walters he must stand down, after planning all year for the series, because they want a coach who isn't coaching an NRL club.

They then hire a coach who is not only an NRL coach, but is still coaching into the finals. Shows how much the QLD board thinks of Mr Walters.
 

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So they told Walters he must stand down, after planning all year for the series, because they want a coach who isn't coaching an NRL club.

They then hire a coach who is not only an NRL coach, but is still coaching into the finals. Shows how much the QLD board thinks of Mr Walters.
Walters has a big job on his hands, he doesn't have time to worry about Origin for a month while trying to organise our pre-season.

Bennett is a 30 year coach who's done everything in the game, he can handle the workload and can delegate at Souths. It's not about not rating Walters, but he's just got a huge job he has to take care of which will be stressful enough, it's hard to do both well.
 

Foordy

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So they told Walters he must stand down, after planning all year for the series, because they want a coach who isn't coaching an NRL club.

They then hire a coach who is not only an NRL coach, but is still coaching into the finals. Shows how much the QLD board thinks of Mr Walters.

firstly, they didn't tell Walters he must stand down, in fact they were adamant they wanted Walters to coach this series, to the point of even contacting the Broncos to work out a compromise

Walters choose to resign, due to the workload he has with us. it's not like he has his coaching team in place and can just delegate to them.
 

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Turbo has been ruled out.

Given Lomax has missed the squad, Staggs and Latrell are injured and Morris isn't available, I think the obvious option has to be Campbell Graham.

Crichton and Best could be alternatives.
 
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Turbo has been ruled out.

Given Lomax has missed the squad, Staggs and Latrell are injured and Morris isn't available, I think the obvious option has to be Campbell Graham.

Crichton and Best could be alternatives.

surely they could bring in Lomax if they wanted to... the first Origin is still 5 or 6 weeks away
 

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surely they could bring in Lomax if they wanted to... the first Origin is still 5 or 6 weeks away

I wonder if Lomax is still in the NRL bubble? That might cause some issues
 

Foordy

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I wonder if Lomax is still in the NRL bubble? That might cause some issues

if he isn't he'd probably have to isolate for 2 weeks first.

the CM was reporting that the Broncos and Titans have to self isolate at home for 2 weeks now their season is over and they are getting spot checked by police
 

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So they told Walters he must stand down, after planning all year for the series, because they want a coach who isn't coaching an NRL club.

They then hire a coach who is not only an NRL coach, but is still coaching into the finals. Shows how much the QLD board thinks of Mr Walters.
Paul kent that you?
 

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Paul kent that you?
Is that not the situation? QRL said early on Walters, even though he has been planning all year, won't be allowed to coach origin if he signs an NRL deal. But Bennett is allowed to?
 

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Is that not the situation? QRL said early on Walters, even though he has been planning all year, won't be allowed to coach origin if he signs an NRL deal. But Bennett is allowed to?
Not everything said to the media is the truth.
 

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I think the QRL have said that Bennett is basically just an interim coach due to time constraints and they will go searching for Walters replacement after this series. With Bennett there's the luxury of him having an able assistant to pick up the slack, whereas Walters has no staff at the moment. There's also the pure experience factor.
 

The True King

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Given QLD is going to lose anyway I think Green would have made far more sense as interim coach for this series
 

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I think the QRL have said that Bennett is basically just an interim coach due to time constraints and they will go searching for Walters replacement after this series. With Bennett there's the luxury of him having an able assistant to pick up the slack, whereas Walters has no staff at the moment. There's also the pure experience factor.

Bennett is also involved with QAS and the camps since 2001. He knows how the whole thing runs from start to game.
 

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Is that not the situation? QRL said early on Walters, even though he has been planning all year, won't be allowed to coach origin if he signs an NRL deal. But Bennett is allowed to?
As I said before, it's not the situation... the QRL were very clear about this ... even if Walters got the Broncos job, they wanted him for this series.

Next year, they would look for a replacement, which is unlikely to be any head coach of an NRL team.
 

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I like having Bennett coach this series, good decision imo.

QLD are going to have one of the worst centre pairings we've ever seen and I've got more confidence in Bennett countering that anyone else, among other things.
 
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Maybe they are giving Bennett 1 year as QLD coach because he is in his way to the Broncos next year as director....🤞
 

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Wayne officially announced by the QRL.


Would just like some journo to ask that fuckwit white “do you think Wayne is good enough to coach qld?” Naturally the prick won’t give a straight answer but whatever he says the journo should then say “well if he’s considered good enough to coach qld why wasn’t he good enough to coach the broncos last year especially as he still had a contract.?”
Every chance like this that comes up I hope someone rubs the ***** face in it.
 

Foordy

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Would just like some journo to ask that fuckwit white “do you think Wayne is good enough to coach qld?” Naturally the prick won’t give a straight answer but whatever he says the journo should then say “well if he’s considered good enough to coach qld why wasn’t he good enough to coach the broncos last year especially as he still had a contract.?”
Every chance like this that comes up I hope someone rubs the ***** face in it.

a) White just pulled the trigger on the boards decision
b) do you think someone like Michael Hagan or Mal Meninga are good enough to coach the Broncos, because both of them have coached QLD.
 
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