Bennett a successful coach with the Brisbane Broncos spanning over twenty years including six premierships from six trips to the grand final, must now turn his attention to the mental capacity of his St George players. Year after year St George has shown great form in the initial stages of each season, only to fail when the important games role around.
Boasting some of the toughest rosters over the past ten seasons has counted little for the club that still fails to perform on the big stage. Even when such stars came together with names like Barrett, Ryles, Bailey, Gasnier, Cooper Mundine and Blacklock came together they could still not win a premiership.
Bennett now has a chance to affirm he is truly the greatest coach by appeasing the pain of St George fans by overcoming one of the worst Hoodoos in Rugby League. His task begins this week with a mouth watering clash against the inform and red hot Tod Carney led Sydney Roosters. It's amazing the difference a year makes when you change the coach and change the culture at a club. This time last year they were already wooden spoon favourites embroiled in a number of controversies that included some horrific hotel incidents involving players and coaching staff.
In other matches in round twenty two Brisbane travel north to try and secure a win and a top eight spot against the Cowboys. The Titans host the Hayne "plain" and Parramatta in what is a last throw of the dice for the Eells. In form Manly travel to the Storm who are savouring playing their final matches together. South Sydney hosts the Tigers in a usually spiteful across town clash. New Zealand will host the Sharks who are still searching for a win for their new coach and in the final clash on Monday night the Panthers face the Raiders who are Monday night specialists in what should be a thrilling finish to close off a superb round of rugby league.
In life we face a multitude of challenges that are out of our control. The lord says to take our trouble to Him and let tomorrow worry about tomorrow.