Steve Renouf has called on the Brisbane Broncos board to provide clarity about Wayne Bennett's coaching future beyond 2019 as the club seeks to secure key young forwards long term.
Bennett, who has tabled a proposal to the board on his plan for the coaching landscape after 2019, said recently that it was disruptive for the club to have speculation about his future linger on and that he hoped a call was made shortly.
Renouf says in this week's NRL Podcast that "a decision needs to be made" by the board to provide stability now and certainty for the future.
"What Wayne said does make sense," Renouf said.
"We have a lot of young forwards vying for contracts and you can't tell me they don't want to know who is going to be coaching them two or three years down the track.
"They are at a pivotal point in their career and they love Wayne, and they can see a premiership under Wayne. That's a big lure."
Renouf has an anecdote in the Podcast about what Broncos board member Darren Lockyer said when asked at a function last week what was in the proposal put forward by Bennett.
The former Brisbane centre analyses the Broncos' run to the finals and why the coming fortnight will determine whether Bennett's side can challenge for a seventh title.
He also details why he hopes the Gold Coast Titans reconsider their decision not to offer out-of-favour half Kane Elgey a contract for next year.