Wayne Bennett is the most successful coach in Australian rugby league history, having won premiership titles in 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, and most recently 2006 - all with the Brisbane Broncos of which he is the clubs only ever coach to date (up until 2006). Though his playing career has become somewhat overshadowed by his later coaching success he never-the-less represented Australia in 2 touring matches against New Zealand opposition in 1971, and by all accounts was a pretty capable winger. Bennett's coaching career began in 1976 at local club level where he eventually won the grand final in 1985. In 1987 he joined the Canberra Raiders in a "co coach" role with Don Furner, his side eventually bowing out in the final 18-8 to Manly. During that period he also took the coaching reins of the Queensland State of Origin side, guiding them to successive series victories over New South Wales in 1987/88. In 1988 he moved to the newly created Brisbane Broncos. Under his stewardship the team up until 2006 has won 6 premierships - a coaching record. Bennett is a huge supporter of International rugby league and coached the Australian International team in 1998 and 2004/5, the 2005 stint marred by Australia's first series loss (to New Zealand) for 32 years. Before that he had won the tri nations series in 2004 and was unbeaten in 1998. He again coached the Queensland state team in 1998 (series won), 2001(series won), 2002 (series drawn) and 2003 (series lost). *Coached the Brisbane Broncos to 6 premierships - most successful coach in grand final history. *Never beaten in a grand final as sole coach. *Coached over 500 premiership games over a 19 year stretch with a winning % of around 67%. *Has coached the Broncos to 15 consecutive finals series (up until 2006). *Queensland State of origin coaching record: 11 wins, 6 losses, 1 draw - 4 series wins (plus one drawn series).