Bennett announced as Dragons coach

Wayne Bennett is today expected to be announced as St George Illawarra's coach from the 2009 season.

The six-time premiership-winning coach, who earlier this year announced he would be leaving the Brisbane Broncos after 21 years at the helm, has signed a three-year deal with the Dragons according to reports.

Bennett will replace Nathan Brown at the Dragons, with the report claiming Brown will be retained on the coaching staff of the club.

The club is expected to call a press conference later today to confirm the appointment.