Bennett points to quality gap

Wayne Bennett said the difference between the NRL and Super League is the amount of quality players each competition possesses.

Brisbane smashed Wigan last night, following on from the Roosters humbling of St Helens. Combined with the three NRL wins in the World Club Series last year, the ledger now stands at 5-0.

“I thought last night (Friday) St Helens tried extremely hard, so did Wigan,” Bennt said after the game.

“I thought they (Saints) didn’t have the quality players the Roosters have, maybe that was the case here with Wigan as well because we have some quality players and there’s a bit of a gap there I think.

“I think the effort is there and they all tried hard, they’ve clearly been coached well and got some good mannerisms about them.

“I expected a tough game and the score got away from them a bit. I like the way we applied pressure.”

Depsite the dominance of the Australian sides Bennett would like to see the World Club Series played down under.

“The Cowboys would have sold out (their ground) and we would have had 40,000 plus at least in Brisbane,” Bennett said.

“That can’t be a failure. When Wigan played the Roosters in Sydney they got a fair crowd. People want to see English players against Australian clubs.

“It is a lot better than a trial match.”

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