Dolphins loss to the Raiders, Wayne Bennet, press conference response, Jack Wighton, Wagga Wagga, results, highlights

Dolphins coach Wayne Bennett was at his brilliant best during the post-match press conference after his side’s golden-point loss to the Raiders.

While he was clearly frustrated after going down, the 73-year-old couldn’t help but make the room laugh when asked about the positives he could take from the Dolphins’ trip to Wagga Wagga.

“Any bright spots? Connelly Lemuelu was again (good),” Lara Pitt asked.

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“Wagga is a nice place,” Bennett replied.

“Don’t want to come back though if you play like that” Pitt said with a giggle.

“Not really,” Bennett replied.

Bennett was also asked if he was “a fan” of the Dolphins’ performance, to which he replied “no”.

The NRL’s 17th franchise once again gave away their opposition a first half lead, with the Raiders scoring 18 unanswered points in the first 22 minutes of the game.

While the Dolphins beat the Titans after trailing 26-0 at halftime, they couldn’t get the job done against Ricky Stuart’s men.

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Bennett was asked if his side had learnt their lesson and he directed the question to captain Jesse Bromwich.

“Just our start, same as last week we let ourselves down there,” Bromwich said.

“We just seem to lack energy and desire I guess, that’s just an attitude thing for me.

“So we have got to as a group not look at any excuses, but probably look within yourself.”

Bennett was also asked about Jack Wighton’s performance after the gun playmaker signed with the Rabbitohs midweek, shunning the Dolphins and Raiders’ offers.

“I was watching the Dolphins mate,” Bennett said.

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