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Mason will not follow Bennett to Broncos

August 20th, 2014, 08:17 PM
Willie Mason

Wayne Bennett has baulked at a second consecutive lifeline for Willie Mason, closing the door on the former Test prop’s hopes of a career swan song at the Broncos.

The Courier-Mail can reveal Mason will not be at Red Hill next season after candid talks with the master coach who helped resurrect his NRL career at Newcastle in 2012.

Mason is determined to play in the NRL in 2015 and had formed such a close bond with Bennett at the Knights he hoped their unlikely alliance would continue at the Broncos.

The veteran mentor has underpinned Mason’s renaissance, with the one-time NRL bad boy responding to a leadership role during Bennett’s three-year tenure at Newcastle.

Read more at the Courier Mail