‘Adam, Pat, stop!’ Broncos in turmoil as Integrity Unit investigates footage of key leaders in fan day brawl

Broncos captain Adam Reynolds and star forward Patrick Carrigan have been filmed engaging in a heated push and shove during a night out following the club’s recent fan day.

The incident comes just ten days before the Broncos are due to depart for Las Vegas and a clash with the Sydney Roosters in the NRL’s new-look opening round of the 2024 premiership season.

The NRL’s integrity unit is in talks with Brisbane after the vision emerged on Monday of Reynolds and Carrigan wrestling.

The Broncos are investigating the incident, which happened after the club’s fan day on Sunday.

In the footage, a female at the scene can be heard calling out, “Adam … Pat … stop”.

“The Broncos are looking into an incident involving some of its playing group in Brisbane City last night,” the club said in a statement, adding they had kept the NRL’s integrity unit updated on the situation.

“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.”

Reynolds and Carrigan are senior leaders at the club and two of the vital cogs in the Broncos’ quest to go one better than last year, when they suffered grand final heartbreak in a 26-24 loss to Penrith.

“The NRL integrity unit is aware of the matter and is liaising with the club,” an NRL spokesman said.

The incident is the second scuffle between Broncos players to go public in the past two years, after Payne Haas and Albert Kelly were each suspended for one game following a 2022 incident.

Sunday was a massive day on the club’s calender, with thousands of fans turning out to meet the squad, including Reynolds and Carrigan.

Players went out afterwards for a social gathering.

SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 21: Patrick Carrigan of the Broncos takes on the defence during the round 21 NRL match between South Sydney Rabbitohs and Brisbane Broncos at Sunshine Coast Stadium on July 21, 2023 in Sunshine Coast, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Patrick Carrigan. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Carrigan had spoken at the Broncos fan day praising the turnout.

“It just shows people believe in us. We have a job to do and that is play good footy for these fans,” he said.

“They have been there since day dot. We respect that and are grateful for their unwavering support.”

Carrigan said it was vital Brisbane got off to a winning start in round one against the Roosters in the unfamiliar surroundings of Las Vegas.

“It is all the unknown,” he said.

“We are going to the big smoke in Las Vegas to play a game of NRL. It is pretty cool but Kevvie (Walters) is good at keeping us grounded.

“We have got a big year ahead of us and it is a good opportunity to hit the ground running.”

with AAP

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