Wayne Bennett set for Queensland State of Origin job

Reports Down Under suggest that Wayne Bennett is set to be appointed as new head coach of Queensland for the 2020 State of Origin.

Kevin Walters, who coached the Maroons in the past four series, has been appointed as the new Brisbane Broncos head coach and now Bennett is set to take the lead role seventeen years after he last coached Queensland.

QRL chairman Bruce Hatcher told NRL.com: “I think we are going to have the youngest and most inexperienced Origin team that we have ever had.

“The fact Wayne is in the hurly burly of coaching with South Sydney – and that’s of all age groups – I just think he is the perfect fit for us this year in what will only be a one-series appointment.

“If you look back in his series in charge of the Maroons he has always come in when Queensland needed real leadership and he has performed.”

The 2020 State of Origin is set to be played in November.


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