QLD great reveals ‘nasty’ player divide

Rugby league great Wally Lewis has revealed the Broncos playing group is split over the pay cheques being given to underperforming stars amid a horror start to the revamped season.

His statue may be outside of Suncorp Stadium but Lewis says something “nasty” is going on at Red Hill.

Brisbane sit in 15th place ahead of this afternoon’s must-win clash against the Warriors and have come under increased pressure during the week having not won a game since the restart of the season.

Now Lewis has only further increased the scrutiny on the club as he claimed members of the playing group are not happy with other teammates being paid more despite not performing to standards.

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“The spirit between the players suggesting that a number of them aren’t real happy with the payments being given to some of the players and they’re not really performing all that well,” Lewis told 2GB Radio on The Continuous Call Team.

“Anthony Milford’s copped an absolute hammering from the general public and the media alike.

“He’s a million dollar man and they’re just saying he’s not getting too much out of it.

“The one issue that they can’t deny is there just seems to be a pretty bad mood in the club.

“That’s a real indication that something needs to be changed.

“The finger pointing has included the coach as well, I think that’s been pretty tough on him.

“If there’s an easy answer, there’s not too many people this side of the border who know what it is.”

Asked what the solution is, Lewis admits it is not an easy fix but says the start must be speaking with the players to get the uncomfortable truths out there.

“Probably a meeting with the players to nut out what the issue really is,” he said.

“I’ve never seen something like this in my time as a footballer in Queensland.

“This is nasty. Jealousy is an uncomfortable feeling for the players.

“The suggestion that it’s the men who get the most money who should be producing the best.”

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