4 Apr 2009

Bennett smiling after upset over Broncos

7:04 am on 4 April 2009

In the National Rugby League the former Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has returned to Brisbane in winning fashion with his St George Illawarra side.

The Dragons' 25 - 12 upset over the previously unbeaten Broncos at Suncorp Stadium would have to go down as one of the sweetest victories in Bennett's glittering 25-year coaching career.

And pumped-up former Broncos winger Wendell Sailor, 34, turned the clock back more than a decade, taunting Brisbane fans who once cheered him with a key try in the 59th minute to extend the Dragons' lead to 18 - 6.

The Dragons led 8-6 at half time.

The Sydney Roosters also thrashed Parramatta 24 - 6. It was 16 - 0 at half-time.