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Tevita Pangai Junior stood down/in isolation for two weeks for breaching COVID protocols.

Seibold is already spending two weeks in iso for the same (although he apparently has/had sick family that he had to visit).

What has become of the Broncos... They are a shadow of the club that they once were.
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Don't forget Langer and two other members of their coaching staff went to the pub and are also stood down.
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Also Darius Boyd wants out of the leadership group, said his voice isn't being heard.

What a basket case...
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https://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/nrl-2 ... 4c86c352b6

NRL 2020: Brisbane Broncos suffer incredible week from hell

1) KOTONI STAGGS’ SEX TAPE SCANDAL
2) TEVITA PANGAI JR SHOPS HIMSELF AROUND
3) ALFIE’S BIG MISTAKE (PLUS TWO OTHER STAFFERS)
4) SAME OLD STORY ON GAME DAY - STILL GETTING BEAT EACH WEEK
5) SEIBOLD SIDELINED BY FAMILY EMERGENCY
6) DARIUS BOYD QUITS THE LEADERSHIP GROUP
7) ‘DISGRACEFUL’: TEVITA IN MORE TROUBLE


Not a bad effort for ~one week... :shock2:
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6 of the top 7 stories on FoxSports NRL are Broncos related. None in a positive light.
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Ivan Cleary slapped with fine after critisizing refs in press conferance
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Fair enough given precedence... BUT, was he factually wrong? I didn't watch the Panthers game, but I know when you get out to a big lead, the refs more often than not, are quicker to penalise you and give the opposition more leeway. Innocuous incidents get penalised and nobody really cares because the scoreline has a 20-odd point gap.

It shouldn't be that way, but it seemingly is.
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That;s a good point, the average punter will yell and scream at a 50/50 when its close, but when its a blow out you just let it slide.

Would be good for the NRL/refs to review this.
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I just think its ridiculous he copped the same fine as Bennett, whose actions put the 2020 season in potential jeopardy.
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Pole wrote: Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:40 amI just think its ridiculous he copped the same fine as Bennett, whose actions put the 2020 season in potential jeopardy.
Yeah that is bullsh*t. I guess it points to the NRL's misguided priorities.
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Points to favouritism towards Bennett too
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Pangai Junior sacked by Brisbane.
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BREAKING: NRL season in jeopardy as up to 10 Broncos investigated for ‘pub breach’

Up to 10 Brisbane Broncos are under investigation by police over possible COVID-19 breach that could threaten the remainder of the NRL season.

James "I'm a massive flog" Hooper
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THE NRL’s integrity unit is investigating claims up to 10 Brisbane Broncos players attended a Brisbane pub earlier this month and may have breached COVID-19 protocols.

The NRL is attempting to ascertain whether the players breached protocols or if at the time of the pub visit the Broncos were permitted to attend the restaurant area to have lunch.

The COVID-19 protocols have been altered for NRL players over the course of the last month.

Initially they were relaxed before a second-wave of COVID led to state borders being closed and players being forced back into stricter bubble restrictions.

The Courier-Mail reported police are investigating a group of players for socialising at the Everton Park Hotel earlier this month, which is in direct violation of the NRL’s strict agreement with Queensland Health.

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has already warned that the NRL was on its last chance after a string of infringements.

“I will be reminding the NRL the future of the season is in their hands,” Palaszczuk said. “Everyone has to do the right thing. Nothing is more important than protecting the health of Queenslanders.”
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Pangai Jnr leaking this after getting the arse?
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yourhero wrote: Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:48 pm Pangai Jnr leaking this after getting the arse?
Wouldn;t be surprised.

I honeslty hope its found that it was during a time they were allowed to visit the pub, the league doesn't need any more pressure like this.
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