Bron­cos coach set to tie the knot

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - PETER BADEL

BRIS­BANE Bron­cos su­per coach Wayne Ben­nett is get­ting mar­ried again.

The 68-year-old has pro­posed to his part­ner of 18 months, Dale Cage, and will tie the knot in Queens­land’s wed­ding of the year.

Re­garded as rugby league’s great­est coach, Ben­nett is yet to file for di­vorce from Tr­ish, his wife of 42 years, who will re­ceive a mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar pay­out in a set­tle­ment de­scribed by sources as “am­i­ca­ble”.

It is un­der­stood Ben­nett has agreed to hand over the cou­ple’s en­tire prop­erty port­fo­lio to en­sure the wel­fare of his dis­abled chil­dren, Justin and Kather­ine.

Now Ben­nett is build­ing a new life with Cage, a 51-year-old real es­tate agent, who be­gan a re­la­tion­ship with the seven-time pre­mier­ship­win­ning coach in Septem­ber 2016. Cage po­litely de­clined to com­ment when con­tacted yes­ter­day but con­firmed the cou­ple’s en­gage­ment and im­pend­ing mar­riage, say­ing she was “ex­cited.”

She is in the process of hav­ing her en­gage­ment ring made.

The pair plan to marry in Oc­to­ber, when Ben­nett’s coach­ing com­mit­ments with the Bron­cos end for the sea­son.

Cage is also con­sid­er­ing a date in De­cem­ber. She is in­ves­ti­gat­ing wed­ding venues in Bris­bane, her home town of New­cas­tle and By­ron Bay.

In­tensely pri­vate, Ben­nett has told few peo­ple of his plans to re­marry. His brother Bob and sis­ters have been in­formed. Ben­nett and Cage met six years ago in New­cas­tle dur­ing his ten­ure at the Knights.

Ben­nett and Cage will wed.

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