Rabbitohs welcome Bennett as head coach for 2019

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The South Sydney Rabbitohs are delighted to announce that Wayne Bennett will join the Club as Head Coach for the 2019 season.

The Rabbitohs have also agreed to a request for a contract release for Anthony Seibold to join the Brisbane Broncos this coming season.

Coach Bennett had already signed a deal to join the Rabbitohs in 2020 on a two-year contract, which is now extended to a three-year agreement including Season 2019.

"I'm really pleased it's all resolved and that I can join this great Club with a free mind, knowing I did the right thing by the fans, staff and players," Bennett said.

"I'm really looking forward to being at South Sydney and working with the players, staff, Board and all of the Members.

"It's a wonderful Club, South Sydney, and I feel privileged to have the chance to coach this team."

Rabbitohs General Manager of Football, Shane Richardson, is very happy to have Bennett on board for the coming season.

"Wayne is ready to go for 2019 and we're ready for him to start his tenure with us," Mr Richardson said.

"Everyone is really excited about the season ahead and we're sure it will be a great year for our Members and supporters.

"We thank Anthony for his efforts over the past two years and we wish him, his wife Hollie and his three daughters Isabella, Ava and Sienna the best for the future."