Wayne Bennett demanding six-figure payout after Broncos sacking

Just when the Wayne Bennett-Brisbane Broncos spat appeared to have died down, the NRL coach has reportedly called in the lawyers as he pursues a six-figure payment.

The new South Sydney coach has sent the Broncos a legal letter after his sacking to demand $NZ420,000 while reserving the right to pursue court proceedings, The Courier Mail reports.

Bennett's legal team sent the letter on December 14 and gave the Broncos until yesterday, December 20, to reply.

That deadline has passed and the club has requested an extra month to reply, with Broncos CEO Paul White refusing to disclose on what grounds Bennett is seeking remuneration.

Picture by Alex Whitehead/ /  - 10/11/2018 - Rugby League - England vs New Zealand, Third Test - Elland Road, Leeds, England - Head Coach Wayne Bennett during England's Captain's Run.
Wayne Bennett. Source: Photosport