Journalist Paul Kent has revealed an awkward dressing room moment that suggests Anthony Seibold has lost the support of his Brisbane players.
It was after the Broncos lost 20-18 to Manly in Round 5 that Seibold supposedly stood up in front of the group and asked if he had their support.
“The Broncos are in a little bit of trouble,” Kent said on the Matty Johns Podcast.
“Seibold said to them the other night after the Manly game ‘if I’m not the right bloke for the job then tell me’… two (players stood up). Two said ‘nah mate you’re OK’, and the rest of them sat looking at their shoes.
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“There’s issues up there.
“The sad thing about what’s going wrong at the Broncos is they’re not actually turning it around. It’s just a snowball that’s getting bigger. It’s the runaway train they’ve lost control of.
“At some stage someone is going to have to come in, with clear instructions, and get a clear result and turn it around.
“This is the first time you would say the Titans are a chance of getting them (this week).”
Brisbane has lost its past four games and things are looking dire at Red Hill.
Kent also lifted the lid of some bizarre instructions from Seibold to his fullback Jamayne Isaako.
Isaako has been dropped this week in favour of young talent Tesi Niu.
“Jamayne Isaako got dropped. He got told last week when he played don’t run the ball,” Kent said.
“He was told to stand on one side of the field, he wasn’t allowed to go to the other side of the field, and when he got it he had to pass straight away.”
Matty Johns was stunned at those revelations.
“That is totally the opposite of the Roosters. The Roosters get freedom,” Johns said.