April 01, 2008 WAYNE Bennett has signed a three-year contract to coach St George Illawarra in the NRL from next season. Brisbane's six-time premiership-winning coach reached an agrrement with the club yesterday, and the contract was rubber stamped by the board late last night. The club is expected to call a press conference later today to make the appointment official. St George Illawarra will become Bennett's third NRL club after two decades at the Broncos following a short stint with Canberra. Bennett will replace Nathan Brown, who could still be retained at the club in some capacity on the coaching staff.