MELTDOWN Wayne Bennett - Moves to Souths

Should Wayne Bennett's Contract be Extended?


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Thelmus

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The kind of coach this team needs is one who builds a team into a premiership every year and a favour once in every four.
It's a hard gig here and we are not very forgiving of coaches going through "development" years.
It's very different to South's, manly, dogs etc.
Not making the top 4 and your jobs on the line. Not make the 8 and it's gone.
 

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A fair bit of experience in that Souths side compares to ours though. He is gaining a bit of respect in my books though, especially hearing about his training methods.
Our side has more experience than Souths. Nearly 500 games more of experience.
 
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Dee

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But to weeks ago he couldnt get them up to beat the tigers
This is true but even the greatest coaches of all time cannot get their players up from time to time (Bennett and Bellamy).

What matters is how their teams respond after a loss and not many teams can dismantle the Storm like Souths did so alot of credit has to go to Seibold. I like his demeanor also, mostly calm and very collected, switched on, no bullshit.
 

Super Freak

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Less evenly dispersed perhaps? A very experienced few and very inexperienced many?
Well this is both the line-ups this weekend and their total experience.

1. Alex Johnston - 100
2. Campbell Graham - 15
3. Hymel Hunt - 42
4. Dane Gagai - 151
14. Adam Doueihi - 14
6. Cody Walker - 63
7. Adam Reynolds - 150
8. Thomas Burgess - 110
9. Damien Cook - 66
10. George Burgess - 129
11. John Sutton - 301
12. Angus Crichton - 47
13. Sam Burgess - 155

15. Cameron Murray - 26
16. Jason Clark - 162
17. Tevita Tatola - 19
21. Braidon Burns - 12

Missing - Robert Jennings (35), Greg Inglis (256)

Total: 1,562

1. Jamayne Isaako - 20
2. Corey Oates - 114
3. James Roberts - 119
4. Darius Boyd - 286
5. Jordan Kahu - 90
6. Anthony Milford - 137
7. Kodi Nikorima - 73
8. Matthew Lodge - 31
9. Andrew McCullough - 231
10. Sam Thaiday - 298
11. Alex Glenn - 234
12. Tevita Pangai Junior - 48
13. Josh McGuire - 189

14. Kotoni Staggs - 7
15. Joe Ofahengaue - 64
16. Korbin Sims - 114
17. David Fifita - 5

Missing - Jack Bird (74), Matt Gillett (183)

Total: 2,060

Another thing to note is that we have more players with over 100 games of experience.
 

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Well this is both the line-ups this weekend and their total experience.

1. Alex Johnston - 100
2. Campbell Graham - 15
3. Hymel Hunt - 42
4. Dane Gagai - 151
14. Adam Doueihi - 14
6. Cody Walker - 63
7. Adam Reynolds - 150
8. Thomas Burgess - 110
9. Damien Cook - 66
10. George Burgess - 129
11. John Sutton - 301
12. Angus Crichton - 47
13. Sam Burgess - 155

15. Cameron Murray - 26
16. Jason Clark - 162
17. Tevita Tatola - 19
21. Braidon Burns - 12

Missing - Robert Jennings (35), Greg Inglis (256)

Total: 1,562

1. Jamayne Isaako - 20
2. Corey Oates - 114
3. James Roberts - 119
4. Darius Boyd - 286
5. Jordan Kahu - 90
6. Anthony Milford - 137
7. Kodi Nikorima - 73
8. Matthew Lodge - 31
9. Andrew McCullough - 231
10. Sam Thaiday - 298
11. Alex Glenn - 234
12. Tevita Pangai Junior - 48
13. Josh McGuire - 189

14. Kotoni Staggs - 7
15. Joe Ofahengaue - 64
16. Korbin Sims - 114
17. David Fifita - 5

Missing - Jack Bird (74), Matt Gillett (183)

Total: 2,060

Another thing to note is that we have more players with over 100 games of experience.
Awesome! Thanks for finding the stats. I wasn’t doubting you as much as I was genuinely curious, so thank you for doing that hard work for me.
 

JAHHW

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Well this is both the line-ups this weekend and their total experience.

1. Alex Johnston - 100
2. Campbell Graham - 15
3. Hymel Hunt - 42
4. Dane Gagai - 151
14. Adam Doueihi - 14
6. Cody Walker - 63
7. Adam Reynolds - 150
8. Thomas Burgess - 110
9. Damien Cook - 66
10. George Burgess - 129
11. John Sutton - 301
12. Angus Crichton - 47
13. Sam Burgess - 155

15. Cameron Murray - 26
16. Jason Clark - 162
17. Tevita Tatola - 19
21. Braidon Burns - 12

Missing - Robert Jennings (35), Greg Inglis (256)

Total: 1,562

1. Jamayne Isaako - 20
2. Corey Oates - 114
3. James Roberts - 119
4. Darius Boyd - 286
5. Jordan Kahu - 90
6. Anthony Milford - 137
7. Kodi Nikorima - 73
8. Matthew Lodge - 31
9. Andrew McCullough - 231
10. Sam Thaiday - 298
11. Alex Glenn - 234
12. Tevita Pangai Junior - 48
13. Josh McGuire - 189

14. Kotoni Staggs - 7
15. Joe Ofahengaue - 64
16. Korbin Sims - 114
17. David Fifita - 5

Missing - Jack Bird (74), Matt Gillett (183)

Total: 2,060

Another thing to note is that we have more players with over 100 games of experience.
Seriously, I know the poor bloke has had a terrible run of injuries, but how has Kahu only played 90 games?!?

Seems like he’s been around long enough to have played 190.

Really highlights his struggles.
 

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Seriously, I know the poor bloke has had a terrible run of injuries, but how has Kahu only played 90 games?!?

Seems like he’s been around long enough to have played 190.

Really highlights his struggles.
The first few seasons which are 2013-2014(13 appearances) hurt him because of injury setback, between 2015-17 he actually made 67 appearances(22,20,25) which is fine and then this season his made with the injuries his played 11 so far. He hasn't been around long enough to play 190 matches, at best with minimal injury disruption on average somewhere between 125-135.
 
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Alec

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Injuries killed his potential, but he'll end up with over 100 games for sure, might even go over 150, so it's not like it's a tragedy or anything, he's still had success.
 

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Injuries killed his potential, but he'll end up with over 100 games for sure, might even go over 150, so it's not like it's a tragedy or anything, he's still had success.
Pretty much. On good knees might have a had a higher ceiling as a winger for longer or as an old fashioned support running fullback. But never took chance at fullback to ball play like is needed for a top flight modern style fullback. Whether that is lack of talent, opportunity or coached out not sure. Probably all the above.

Kahu is a good team man but wouldn’t mind him getting a bigger deal elsewhere before he’s done possibly sooner rather than later.
 

Old Mate

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Pretty much. On good knees might have a had a higher ceiling as a winger for longer or as an old fashioned support running fullback. But never took chance at fullback to ball play like is needed for a top flight modern style fullback. Whether that is lack of talent, opportunity or coached out not sure. Probably all the above.

Kahu is a good team man but wouldn’t mind him getting a bigger deal elsewhere before he’s done possibly sooner rather than later.
He definitely took his chances at ball playing from fullback. Look at our highlights from the first few rounds of that season.
 

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He definitely took his chances at ball playing from fullback. Look at our highlights from the first few rounds of that season.
Yeah agree was pretty good (not sensational IIRC but good) for short period and then never saw it again...
 

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Broncos coach Wayne Bennett says he’s still searching for Brisbane’s best combinations


August 7, 2018

BRONCOS coach Wayne Bennett says he is still searching for his best combinations after shifting captain Darius Boyd back to fullback for Thursday’s derby against the Cowboys.

Bennett has made a number of positional switches for the crucial clash in Townsville which Brisbane must win to have any chance of finishing in the top four.

After a three-game stint at left centre, Boyd will return to fullback, moving rookie-of-the-year contender Jamayne Isaako to the right wing where he will replace the axed Jordan Kahu.

Teenager Gehamat Shibasaki will make his NRL debut at left centre against North Queensland as Bennett searches for a way to spark the Broncos after last week’s dreadful loss to Canterbury.

The electric Isaako did little wrong in his brief stint at fullback and is Brisbane’s long-term No. 1.

But Bennett said he was moving Boyd into his favoured fullback role in a bid to find Brisbane’s most potent set up ahead of the finals.

“He’s done a good job there for us, Jamayne,” he said.

“I’m going to put Darius back there. I never said it was permanent or temporary either.

“We’ve got four weeks to go in the season and we’ll see if we can nail a few things we need to nail.”

After playing one NRL game last year, Isaako has been a revelation for the Broncos in 2018.

The 22-year-old has committed to the Broncos until 2022 and will replace Boyd in the No. 1 jersey permanently in the not too distant future.

He is somewhat unlucky to be moved from fullback but Isaako said he was not disappointed in Bennett’s decision.

“There are a couple of key positional changes this week,” he said.

“Wayne is making a few changes for a game we want to win this week. With Darius having a lot more experience he could be chucking him back at fullback.

“It’s been good to get back there and a feel for playing fullback at the top level.

“I’ve learnt off Darbs and him going back there gives me an opportunity to go back to the wing and watch him do his thing in big games like this.”

The seventh-placed Broncos are facing an uphill battle to move into the top four before the regular season finishes in four weeks.

Their task has been made even more difficult with lock Josh McGuire suspended for hair-pulling and Tevita Pangai Jr (groin) in major doubt for the game.

Bennett named Pangai Jr in his reserves ahead of a fitness test at training on Wednesday morning with young gun David Fifita likely to start in the back row.

Source: Courier Mail
 

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WAYNE Bennett says he is not a spent force and will consider any offer from an NRL rival, including the Panthers, if he is not wanted by the Broncos.
Bennett’s stance comes as Titans millionaire co-owner Darryl Kelly said he is open to having discussions with the seven-time premiership coach about a possible role at the Gold Coast in 2020.
CONTENDERS: Penrith have had five applications

Bennett will go elsewhere if he’s not wanted. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)
Former Broncos mentor Anthony Griffin’s sacking at the Panthers on Mondayhas sent the coaching merry-go-round spinning with Bennett, off-contract next year, being linked to the Penrith post.
Bennett and Panthers supremo Phil Gould were on the judging panel that chose the code’s five new Immortals last week, fuelling speculation the pair had the platform to discuss linking formally at Penrith.
The Courier-Mail can reveal Bennett is prepared to move to Sydney to coach the Panthers in 2020.
He is also open to offers on a consultancy or director-of-football role at the Titans, believing he can inject his title-winning know-how to turn the Gold Coast into an NRL powerhouse.

Bennett could replace Griffin at Penrith, as he did at Brisbane. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)
But either scenario is ultimately contingent upon his future at the Broncos, who will consign Bennett to free-agent status if they refuse his request for one final 12-month term at Red Hill.
The Courier-Mail understands Bennett has been informally sounded out by the Panthers, but the 68-year-old said he has received no formal approach.
However, Bennett said if the Broncos board didn’t want him beyond 2019, he was open to any offer.
LISTEN! Buzz Rothfield grills Phil Gould on the reasons behind the sacking of Penrith coach Anthony Griffin.
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“I will say this — my first position is I want to continue as coach of the Broncos,” Bennett said.
“That’s my preferred position. But if that (coaching the Broncos) is not the case, I still have a desire to coach. I’m not done yet. I will go where my career takes me.”
Asked if he could work with another powerful personality in Gould, Bennett said: “I can’t answer that one.
“I don’t want to say anymore than that. The Broncos board has asked me not to comment until the season is over.”

Penrith boss Gould didn’t say no … (AAP Image/Joel Carrett)
Bennett and Gould were influential figures last week in the judging-panel bombshell that saw three pre-war players honoured as Immortals.
Bennett lauded Gould’s contribution, rating the Immortals discussion one of the most positive experiences of his career.
Four days later, Gould made the decision to sack Griffin. Adding to the intrigue, Gould refused to emphatically rule out Bennett as a possible contender for the Panthers job.
“That would be fun wouldn’t it,” Gould said when asked about the prospect of working with Bennett.
“Crikey. Could he work with me?
“I don’t know what Wayne is doing with the Broncos at the moment. It’s got nothing to do with us.”


Panthers received 12 coaching job applications overnight: Gould
Gold Coast co-owner Kelly said he was happy with coach Garth Brennan, who is off-contract next year, but is willing to talk to Bennett if he was serious about helping the Titans.
“I’m not sure if we could afford Wayne but if he is interested, it’s worth having the conversation,” Kelly said.
“Wayne is contracted next year, but beyond that, I would certainly consider having discussions with Wayne.
“If we created an additional role, we wouldn’t do it unless there was buy-in from everyone at the club.”
They’re a special breed, some of these journos. They openly laughed at Bennett and virtually called him a liar when he said he had nibbles from other clubs a month or so ago. Now they’re quite happy to peddle the Bennett to Panthers/Titans line to drum up a story.
 

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They’re a special breed, some of these journos. They openly laughed at Bennett and virtually called him a liar when he said he had nibbles from other clubs a month or so ago. Now they’re quite happy to peddle the Bennett to Panthers/Titans line to drum up a story.
I'm just surprised they managed to get an article that long out of the comment: I want to stay at the Broncos, but if they don't want me, i'll consider offers from rival teams"
 

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