Lee Briers set for Wayne Bennett link-up in major NRL coaching shake-up

Lee Briers' Super League return looks set to be put on hold, with a link-up with Wayne Bennett in the works instead. The Warrington Wolves legend is currently coaching in the NRL and is part of the setup at Brisbane Broncos.

However, his future has been a topic of conversation recently, with growing reports that he may be on the move as a consequence of interest on both sides of the world.

But now, the Daily Telegraph are reporting that Briers is set to join South Sydney Rabbitohs, with the former halfback tipped to join Bennett's coaching staff at the Bunnies next year. It has even been suggested that Briers could be a future head coach when Bennett decides to leave the role, though many believe that man to be current Warrington Wolves head coach, Sam Burgess.

Bennett has regularly left jobs for his assistant to succeed him. Of course, St Helens coach, Kristian Woolf, will step up as head coach when Bennett leaves the Dolphins at the end of the season. As for Brisbane, it leaves them looking for two new assistants if Briers leaves. The other, John Cartwright, is set to become the new head coach of Hull FC next season.

Briers is Warrington Wolves' all-time record points scorer, having notched 2,586 points in 425 games for the club. A three-time Challenge Cup winner with Warrington, he won the Lance Todd trophy in 2010.

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