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Bennett publicly announces marriage breakdown

Sporting News logo Sporting News 17/09/2016

Wayne Bennett © Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images Wayne Bennett Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has revealed he has separated from his long-term wife Trish.

The Broncos coach released a statement announcing the news on Saturday morning.

"As an NRL head coach and thereby a public figure I today inform you about a personal matter and the fact I have separated from my wife and the family home some time ago," Bennett wrote on Saturday morning.

"I will continue to appear publicly in my role at the Brisbane Broncos but at the same time ask that you respect my personal privacy and that of my family."

It is understood a Brisbane newspaper will publish a story about Bennett’s marriage breakdown on Sunday.

The revelation comes hours after the Broncos suffered a season-ending extra-time loss to reigning premiers North Queensland.

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