The Lurker - NRL Rumour File
Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:37 AM
Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:52 AM
Three Broncos players have been replaced in the squad for tomorrow night’s match with the warriors.
Jack Reed, Daniel Vidot and Corey Oates will miss the game at Suncorp Stadium after being demoted to the Queensland Cup for breaching team protocol.
They will play with their State League clubs this weekend – Reed with Norths, Vidot with Ipswich, and Oates with the Central Capras.
“The players in question were out during the week of a game which is not the way we expect them to prepare for a match,” said Broncos’ coach Anthony Griffin
“As a club we have certain standards that we expect our players to adhere to.
“They know they have done the wrong thing by the team.
“The responsibility now for them is to train and play hard and fight their way back into the team.”
Edited by G Las D, 18 July 2014 - 08:53 AM.
Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:25 PM
Lots of rumours circling the Manly club where stories of player discontent and requests for transfers out have seeped out.
Just minutes before kick-off reports from Channel Nine emerged that three of Manly's stars - Brett Stewart, Steve Matai and current NSW second-rower Anthony Watmough - had sought releases in recent weeks as the fallout from the decision to not offer club favourite Glenn Stewart a contract continues to engulf the club.
The majority of Manly players brushed the media after the match, though Matai confirmed to Triple M that he had sought and been denied a release from the club in the wake of being offered a reported four-year, $2.5 million deal by the Warriors.
Watmough refused to confirm or deny whether he had sought a release from the final year of his contract with the Sea Eagles, while the youngest of the Stewart brothers is contracted to the club until the end of 2016.
Rumours have hit fever pitch in recent weeks of the club being divided along senior and junior ranks over the departure of the eldest Stewart to Souths next year, with the push to retain Clive Churchill medal-winning halfback Daly Cherry-Evans – who will be one of the most sought-after players in the NRL when off-contract next season – and recent contract extensions for back-rowers Jamie Buhrer and Jesse Sene-Lefao believed to have split the playing group.
Edited by G Las D, 22 July 2014 - 03:25 PM.
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