If Wayne Bennett had some thoughts about his next match against former club Brisbane next week, he did not want to share it on Friday night.
After watching his Rabbitohs earned a hard beat 22-18 win over Penrith, Bennett made some shadow boxing on their own, as the focus involved tacking the Broncos. "Who will we play next week?" Bennett woke up with a post-game.
"I do not know. I'm going home and I'll look at a diary and see what we have next week."
When Rabito is hosting Brisbane next week, it will be almost five months after Bennett and Anthony Sybold have changed their clubs.
At the end of October last year, Bennett, the seven-time prime minister's coach, signed a two-year deal with South Sydney, which is due to begin in 2020. A few days later, Broncos revealed Seybold, the coach of Did M, it was not until early December that the two men switched to this season.
He came after several months of public quarrels, including Seybold, who publicly copied with Bennett for a "resumption" of what was an ugly partition of the club.
The predicted calculation also marked the 300th game of the Broncos captain – and favorite Bennett – Darius Boyd, as well as the farewell to Greg English fans. However, on Friday, Bennett had no mood to activate the construction.
"What's this about tonight?" He said.
Bennett said: "Well, you can look ahead, I have tonight. I have to go home and spend the next 24 hours watching tonight and sometime early on Sunday, I'll start looking ahead."
Coached trainers often look a week ahead, Bennett said: "Absolutely. I have to finish this one more."
He pressed if he expected games for the games this week, Bennett said: "I doubt it. I doubt."
But while Bennett did not want to talk about next week, the former mentor of St. George Illavara and Newcastle is not afraid to talk about the state of origin. More specifically, like the star Cody Walker is seemingly the fourth in line for NSW.
Walker continued with his rich vein of form with another attempt against Panthers, taking his mark on seven of seven matches.
He also set two more for a good screen shot against the current blues halves, which will surely attract Coach Brad Fitzgerald.
"The fourth five-eighth on New South Wales? Yes, he was not very bad," Bennett said.
Asked if he liked the conversation with the Origins, he said: "No, I hate it. They can not all play for NSW."
Telling someone had to play for them, he said: "Yes, but not four of them in five-eighth."