Wayne Bennett Dumped From Competition Committee
Brisbane Broncos Coach Wayne Bennett has been replaced in the NRL’s competition committee by South Sydney Rabbitohs Coach Michael Maguire.
Sydney Roosters Coach Trent Robinson will retain his position on the committee.
“The coaches collectively wanted to vote for their own representatives on the competition committee and Trent and Michael will no doubt be important voices in the group,” NRL head of football Todd Greenberg said.
“It is also important to bring some diversity to this group, which is why the structure of the competition committee was altered.
“Michael Maguire will bring a new voice to the room, along with Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith and Jillaroos skipper Steph Hancock.
“This group is charged with recommending some of the most important decisions in the game, so it is critical to have the sort of experience and knowledge that those representatives bring, along with the likes of Darren Lockyer.
“The coaches were fully supportive of this process and I’d like to thank all the seven nominees who were put forward for positions. We have an incredibly strong coaching group and I’m sure Trent and Michael will be exceptional representatives of the group on the important competition committee.”