Fellow South Sydney premiership-winner Greg Inglis also battled a shoulder injury in his last days an NRL player, eventually deciding to retire earlier in the year. Five-eighth Sean O'Sullivan will play his first game of the year against the Roosters, the same club he debuted for in 2018.

It’s understood both parties will be available to media tomorrow to discuss outcome. "We get most of our work two days out from the game. Under-fire coach Anthony Seibold says he is the right man to lead Brisbane and has rejected claims he has lost the dressing room.

New to Kayo? ... but at least 12 months' salary. Join the conversation, you are commenting as, news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site, Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >. "The players and coaches normally get four weeks [off] at the end of season. Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >. So, we’re a long way from home with a million being offered, $2.6M guaranteed. Today was light and more of a jog through. Former Broncos coach Anthony Seibold has heaped pressure on the NRL to act against the social media trolls who made his final days in office a living hell. While Matterson isn't a fan of Maguire's coaching approach, the Tigers mentor has tried to look after his best forward as recently as the final round of the season. There are serious concerns about the state of Sam Burgess's shoulder and how it could affect the remainder of his career. While Brisbane have bowed out in the opening week of the finals the past two years, there is a stark contrast in the results over the two years. Gentle has five weeks to somehow keep the players inspired while knowing he will not be in the running - nor is he interested - in the top job moving forward.

Seibold met with chairman Karl Morris on Friday to discuss his future and the club has offered him a million-dollar payout to walk away from his contract early.

Tough five weeks ... Broncos caretaker coach Peter Gentle.Credit:Getty Images.

“Remembering he still has three years to go on a five-year contract which is fully guaranteed. "If I believe that me remaining for a period of time is what this club needs and the board gives an indication that they may like to see that happen I will make that decision at the time.

“What the Broncos have created this year is a problem that now takes more than a quick fix to get out of,” he said. A lot has been said about disgruntled Wests Tigers forward Ryan Matterson during the past fortnight, in particularly his relationship with coach Michael Maguire. "He isn't a bad coach. Last October he announced the 2020 season would be his last after a 10-year stint as CEO. Given the brutal circumstances, the number of messages Gentle has received from coaches and players has been overwhelming. Gentle said he was unable to lean on any of the Broncos old boys for the final month because of the COVID-19 protocols. “Seibold inherited a roster with a lot of overpaid players … the Anthony Milfords, the Jack Birds, the Darius Boyds were soaking up almost $3 million of the salary cap,” Rothfield said.

To join the conversation, please Log in. “I’m from Rocky (Rockhampton) so I have a good sense of humour but that is a fabrication. Paul Kent says the Broncos have erred in letting the break-up carry on this long. “It’s not a four or five-year rebuild for the Broncos, but they’re not out of this next year. Sign up, Join the conversation, you are commenting as Logout. He'll turn up somewhere else at some stage, and I'd love to work with him again - most of the staff would. “They’re going to have to fix that while also trying to win games and keep everyone in Brisbane happy.”.

“I know I can coach.

Why start the conversation Friday, 10 days into his quarantine? Seibold is feeling the heat ahead of Saturday’s NRL derby clash with Gold Coast after losing four straight and reports this week claiming he no longer had the players’ backing. Red Hill in the red: Seibold's payout to spill into 2021 salary cap. The Broncos went through a messy break-up with former coach Wayne Bennett last year to bring Seibold to the club. Kevin Walters and Paul Green are the two frontrunners, while club legend Ben Ikin has emerged as the favourite to succeed Paul White as the club’s CEO. But Seibold has asked frustrated Broncos fans to be patient as he plays “the long game”, warning that the six-time NRL premiers may not be title contenders any time soon. For the last time: Anthony Seibold arrives at the press conference where he announced his departure from the Broncos on Wednesday.Credit:Getty. “He’s not going to sit at home for three days.

It has sparked what is likely to be a clean-out, with Seibold to be given total control as he looks to stamp his authority on a roster and set-up he inherited. According to sources with knowledge of Pangai jnr's complaint, the Broncos forward told NRL investigators he had received a verbal promise of TPAs and other payments of $100,000 a year above and beyond his $700,000 salary, including a place in the game's $1.5 million marketing fund.

In the week leading into the club's biggest game of the year, the do-or-die showdown against the Sharks at Leichhardt Oval, Matterson approached the coach and asked for a day off. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Sports news, results and expert commentary delivered straight to your inbox each weekday.