On the eve of a new season, two of the biggest rugby league stars have been embroiled in controversy.
According to reports, Brisbane Broncos duo Adam Reynolds and Patrick Carrigan were involved in a drunken brawl in the city of Brisbane this past weekend.
A video surfaced on social media during the course of Monday afternoon in Australia seemingly showing a pair of senior Broncos players involved in a fight – Adam Reynolds and Patrick Carrigan.
The incident took place following a weekend where the Broncos had an unofficial trial against the Wynnum Manly Seagulls without most of their best 17 in which former Leigh Leopards target Tristan Sailor shone. This was followed by a fan event on Sunday.
The playing group reportedly went out for drinks following the event according, with the two players then allegedly involved in a brawl.
The Broncos have issued a statement on the matter with the National Rugby League club saying: “The Broncos are looking into an incident involving some of its playing group in Brisbane City last night.
“The Club was made aware of the incident last night and has been speaking to players across the course of the day to clarify details of what occurred.
“The NRL Integrity Unit has been informed of the matter.”
With the start of the NRL season but also the rugby league season as a whole looming, this is not good news. Furthermore, with the NRL leading a mission involving the Broncos to grow rugby league in America, this is a massive blow.
Rugby league club still has positive impact
Despite this, the club are still having a positive impact on the community. NRLW Captain and Community Ambassador Ali Brigginshaw has surprised Ipswich school students with a special visit as the Beyond the Broncos mentoring programs get underway for 2024.
Brigginshaw visited year 7 students at Forest Lake and Redbank Plains State High Schools, as they embark on the start of high school.
The popular mentor was warmly welcomed by the schools, who have been involved with the Broncos Girls Academy since 2020 and 2022 respectively, leading facilitation sessions to introduce students to the program and each other.
The programs support over 3,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander students from years 7-12 each year through their mentoring and careers programs across 51 participating schools in Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
The students were delighted to be initiated into the Girls Academy Mentoring program, which will provide them with strengths-based mentoring and support.
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