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Top three candidates most likely to replace Wayne Bennett if he leaves the English team

Let’s take you through the top 3 names that could potentially become the next head coach of the England Rugby League, in the event that Wayne Bennett does decide to leave the English team.

There is plenty of speculation happening in this regard in the rugby betting world too with lots of bookies setting odds on who could be poised to replace him! If you love placing rugby bets, or you want to have a guess at who will be the next head coach, then you can avail yourself of these attractive free bets betting promotion offers and make the most of your punts! On to the names now!

Daryl Powell

Having done wonders for the Castleford team, making them win their first ever League Leaders’ Shield in the 2017 season, Daryl Powell is the popular choice of everyone. Under him, the Tigers have witnessed a rise from the bottom position of the Super League, to the top place. He has won the Coach of the Year award in the Super League two times. Castleford was completely dominant in the 2017 season, and accumulated the maximum number of points (jointly) in the League, finishing with a lead of 10 points at the top. While on one hand everyone hails the attacking rugby style of Powell, his teams have always been well-organised and well-drilled, making him just the right person for the English team’s job.

Steve Gill, the CEO of Castleford has been reported saying that he’d have no problem Powell jointly managing the English team as well as the Tigers, making it all the more likely for the RFL to approach him in the event that Wayne Bennett leaves.

Brian McDermott

The most successful coach of Leeds Rhinos, Brian McDermott is expected to be another top contender for the English team’s job. Ever since he took over as the coach of the Leeds team in the year 2011, Brian McDermott has bagged every possible honour at the domestic level, including the treble in the year 2015. The 47-year-old has also had many critics during his tenure, the maximum during the 2016 season when the disastrous run of the Rhinos team made them finish at the bottom of the qualifiers. Regardless, Leeds bounced back in 2017 and won the Grand Final against the top rated Castleford at the Old Trafford. Brian also has considerable experience at the international level as he had coached the United States team in the year 2015, making them strong enough to qualify for 2017 World Cup.

Shaun Wane

Although many might disagree, Shaun Wane could be exactly what the English team needs as they prepare hard to overhaul the Aussies. Just like Brian McDermott, Shaun Wane has also won every possible domestic honour in England ever since he took over the head coach’s position at Wigan a little before the 2012 season.

He knows how to push his players to deliver their best in the big tournaments, making him the ideal choice for the international role. Although he has applied for the English team’s job in the past, his candidature has always been overlooked. Perhaps, he could be the best choice this time around, providing the right kind of motivation and passion to the English rugby players.

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