The Brisbane Broncos admitted that their players were in a Sydney pub the night before their end-of-season annihilation by Parramatta.
Foxsports.com.au broke the story that some of the club's top players had been at the Surry Hills bar, Harpoon Harry, the night before their loss to 58-0 against eels.
None of those present, including Anthony Milford, Payne Haas, David Fifita and senior players Andrew McCullough, Corey Oates and Matt Gillett, were drinking at the time.
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The club has issued a statement, saying it will not discipline any player, but that the incident will be considered when the club begins its end-of-season reviews with Anthony Seibold's team.
The Broncos said: "In relation to media reports on the actions of Broncos team members on Saturday night, the club talked to a number of players.
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"From those conversations, we understand that a small number were playing poker machines in a place near the team's hotel.
"Others called for a short time on their way back to the hotel from the shops.
"There is no suggestion that the players were drinking and our entire team came to a team breakfast at 7 am the following morning.
"The players are not limited to the team's hotel on travel trips once the team commitments including dinner, team meeting and sports massage are completed.
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"For many years, the club has placed confidence in the gaming group to do the right thing about pre-game preparation.
"As the players were about to play their biggest game of the year, they should have been more professional in their actions.
"The club will take this into consideration during the current year-end review process."