Sam Burgess excited to work with ‘iconic’ Wayne Bennett again

Sam Burgess believes Wayne Bennett will bring a lot to South Sydney Rabbitohs, and he can’t wait to play under his England boss again. 

Brisbane Broncos boss Bennett has swapped roles with Rabbitohs’ coach Anthony Seibold ahead of 2019.

Bennett will now link up with South Sydney on what will be a three-year deal, and the move has got Burgess excited.

The England international said: “I’ve been lucky enough to work with Wayne for years with the English team so I know what he brings.

“He’s an iconic figure in the game and I’m excited he is coming in. Wayne’s just a great coach. He’s been around for almost as long as I’ve been alive so it’s a fair old stint. He knows how to manage his players.

“I’ve only seen him in the international environment which is completely different but obviously he’s had a lot of success in clubland and he’ll enjoy himself down here.

“He’ll really get on board with the hostly of the club and he’ll really galvanise the team.”

Bennett will also coach England internationals Tom Burgess and George Burgess at the Rabbitohs.