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Wayne Bennett returns home to Brisbane
The Brisbane Broncos today confirm that Anthony Griffin will finish his tenure as head coach of the club at the conclusion of the 2014 season.
Wayne Bennett will return as head coach of the Broncos in 2015.
Griffin today said he had accepted the decision made by the board, and would focus all his energies on winning the 2014 NRL premiership for the club.
"I have been at the Broncos for seven years, with four of those as head coach, and have thoroughly enjoyed my time," said Griffin.
"I am confident that the team and club are set up to have sustained success in the years to come.
"I would like to thank all the members and fans for the support they have shown me.
"And I especially want to thank all the players and staff that I have worked with, and confirm my commitment to the team for the rest of the 2014 season."
Chief executive Paul White today thanked Griffin for his years of work for the club, and said there was much to be excited about for the conclusion to this season.
"By the end of the season Anthony will have had four years in the head coaching role and his legacy will be a strong and proud one," said White.
"As our members and supporters are aware, Anthony has been largely responsible for the development of the nucleus of our current squad.
"He has always shown the mark of his character and integrity in his ability to make difficult decisions in the face of adversity and for the betterment of the club as a whole.
"He has got the team into a strong position this year, who now have everything to play for in the remaining weeks of the season."
The Broncos will hold a press conference at 2.30pm this afternoon to answer questions from the media.