Scotland captain Danny Brough has been kicked out of their 2017 World Cup squad after he, Sam Brooks and Johnny Walker remained in Christchurch while the rest of the team flew to Cairns this morning.
The Bravehearts have suffered back-to-back heavy defeats in the tournament against Tonga and New Zealand, as they prepare to face Samoa in their final group game next weekend.
Chairman of Scotland Rugby League, Keith Hogg said: “We expect everyone involved in Scotland Rugby League to adhere to the highest standards of behaviour.
“We fully support the code of conduct that is in place for everyone who is involved in the 2017 World Cup.
“We all understand our responsibilities to the game and we must respect the sport and everyone who is involved in it at all times.
“Unfortunately, these three players have not adhered to those standards and those values and will be leaving early from a tournament that it is a privilege for us to be involved in.”