Brown slammed Bennett, a former Knights coach, about his pre-match comments that he had "unbuilt" the club after his side won 15-10.

“It’s a bit sad. The old fox, he’s won seven premierships, he’s coached for 30 years and I ain’t ever publicly bagged Wayne or anyone,” Brown said on Saturday night.

“And then he comes and has a shot at me. I just don’t think he needs to behave like that. The reality is when Wayne came to town, if he thought with his big head rather than his little head, I wouldn’t have had to rebuild the joint.”

Yesterday Brown admitted to Triple M he was hurt by Bennett's statement and declined to apologise for his epic sledge on Saturday evening.

"I thing that I’m disappointed in myself is at the end of the day we should be talking about the players, it was such a great game because I thought it was probably the best performance from the Knights since I’ve been at the club,” he told the radio station.

“I thought the Brisbane players put a lot of effort into it as well. We shouldn’t be worrying about what Wayne said about me and what I said back.

"The only thing I’d say about it is I was a bit hurt by the fact Wayne publicly criticised me when I’ve taken a wholistic approach up here to give the team and the town something long term. I’ve never publicly criticised anyone for what went wrong up here and I just didn’t think it was warranted.

“Whether I’ve said it wrong the way it came out, I don’t know. I just don’t think we need to behave like that."