Not good news for England head coach Steve McNamara, after the Brisbane Broncos revealed they have stood down three players for breaching team protocol – including England’s Jack Reed.
Reed – as well as Daniel Vidot and Corey Oates – were dropped by the club after going out during the week of a game, with Broncos coach Anthony Griffin saying they will now have to fight for their places back in the team.
It’s far from good news for England and Reed, who missed last year’s Rugby League World Cup due to injury. His task of getting into McNamara’s squad for the Four Nations has seemingly become a little bit tougher now, too.
“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.”