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The Brisbane Broncos have been caught up in a Mad Monday controversy after a report emerged of a bust-up between two star forwards.
The Courier Mailreported on Tuesday morning that Thomas Flegler and Jordan Riki clashed throughout the membership’s post-season celebrations.
It reportedly came after Brisbane farewelled Alex Glenn in style with a 35-22 win over the Knights.
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The win continued what had been a optimistic finish to the 2021 season for the Broncos however now it has taken an unsightly flip, with The Courier Mail reporting Riki was “left bloodied” and wanted stitches.
The report claims the pair have been engaged in an harmless wrestling session earlier than Riki started skylarking, angering Flegler.
Broncos officers didn’t remark when contacted by The Courier Mail however confirmed the pair had been caught up in a post-season incident.
The duo are reported to have cleared the air the day after the incident with Broncos coach Kevin Walters, CEO Dave Donaghy and head-of-football Ben Ikin laying the regulation all the way down to them each.
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Neither are anticipated to be sanctioned by the membership.
The NRL had warned earlier this month that it received’t tolerate any off-field incidents from ‘Mad Monday’ celebrations.
“This can be a totally different 12 months and totally different season, we wish to make sure that we preserve our self-discipline during, and we’ll have a dialogue about how we try this, how we exit the season and ensure we’ve no points that concern us,” NRL CEO Andrew Abdo instructed the Sydney Morning Herald on the time.
“All of the households are there with the golf equipment and it is sensible to have a dinner with the households and for us to not be ready the place we’re studying about any incidents which are occurring.”
It was notably essential given the Queensland Authorities had stored the competitors alive when the Delta pressure of Covid-19 took over in NSW.
Because of this, the NRL didn’t wish to see the gesture thrown again in Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s face.
Again in 2019 former Broncos Jack Fowl and Matt Lodge have been reportedly concerned in an altercation following a bonding session on the Gold Coast.
The Broncos denied these stories on the time, claiming “there was no altercation”.
It’s hardly the begin to the low season the Broncos would have wished as they eye a return to the top-eight.
“Our purpose subsequent 12 months is to win extra video games than we lose,” coach Walters mentioned after Brisbane’s last-round win over Newcastle.
“I consider we are able to, the substances are there and one other good robust pre-season.
“We had 5 guys debut this 12 months for the membership. Selywn Cobbo, TC Robati, Kobe Hetherington – all of them performed some nice footy for us at this time.”