Wayne Bennett set to announce Dragons' departure

Reports from the Illawarra Mercury has Wayne Bennett announcing his departure from the St George Illawarra Dragons at the conclusion of the 2011 season.

LeagueUnlimited.com understands a press conference is scheduled for Wednesday, 30 March at the Steelers Club, Wollongong, where Bennett will announce his plans to move on from the joint venture club which he steered to back-to-back Minor Premierships, the 2010 NRL Premiership and victory in the World Club Challenge.

His replacement is yet to be confirmed, although it is understood assistant coach Steve Price is a frontrunner for the role.

LeagueUnlimited.com will bring you more on this news as it comes to hand.