Veteran Bronco admits heads may roll today
Veteran Bronco Andrew McCullough admits heads could roll during today's crisis meeting and said the leadership group should have done more to uphold the cultural standards of the club.
Players and coaching staff have congregated at their $27 million high performance centre at Red Hill this morning for a crisis meeting and an end-of-season review.
It comes after at least two players, Anthony Milford and David Fifita, left the team hotel in Sydney on Saturday night to play the poker machines less than 24 hours before their season-ending 58-0 loss to Parramatta.
Milford, Fifita, McCullough, Corey Oates, Matt Gillett and Payne Haas are understood to have attended a Sydney pub without the knowledge of coach Anthony Seibold on the eve of their biggest game of the season.
McCullough - who is part of the Broncos leadership group - this morning admitted the older players should have done more to uphold the cultural standards at the club.
He said the players had done nothing illegal but agreed it was a bad look for the club.
"You've got to be smarter with the decisions of putting yourself in those situations," McCullough told HIT105 radio station.
"If we had won, we wouldn't be talking about it but since that wasn't the case but there may be an issue there.
"Right across the board, myself and a couple of older boys saw a few blokes going there and maybe should have said you should be doing something else.
"It didn't really click in the mind.
"I didn't think to say that but I should have...there's always lessons there.
"There's some tough lessons for myself and some of the older boys."
He said he was aware changes may need to be made at the club following their disappointing 58-0 loss to Parramatta in an elimination final.
"We'll find out today (whether any changes are made)," he said.
"We're reviewing everything.
"Speculation and rumours always comes after a heavy loss. Being an older player within that team, that's just the way it is.
"I'm not blind to the fact that things may need to happen or what.
"The reality is, we didn't perform well and things start to speculate when overall the team's performance isn't up to scratch."