Wayne Bennett's lover has hit back at claims of an ugly family rift, just days after lashing out at the NRL coaching legend's estranged family. The blonde beauty split was in a relationship with her partner of 20 years prior to meeting Bennett. Wayne Bennett is the head coach of the Brisbane Broncos NRL team. Wayne Bennett's Relationship With Ex-Wife Trish Bennett, Their Children. Wayne Bennett has split up with his wife and is dating Dale Cage, pictured, a younger woman he met in Newcastle while he was coaching the Knights. Bennett named Queensland's Father Of The Year in 1998, was previously in a married relationship with Trish Bennett. During the seizures Justin suffered brain damage. Wayne Bennett, disastrous split-up with his 42-year marriage and shaking the sporting world and the Rugby coach of Australia. The former couple married for 52 years after they met up in a blind date set up by Trish's brother. A mysterious blonde has lifted the heart of the relationship with Brisbane Broncos super coach. The couple then had a daughter, Elizabeth, who is now married to Ben Ikin.