15 Apr 2010

Broncos reject talk of Folau contract ultimatum

9:20 am on 15 April 2010

Angry Brisbane Broncos rugby league coach Ivan Henjak has slammed reports Israel Folau is playing under the pressure of an ultimatum to commit to the final two years of a $2.1 million four-year contract.

Henjak is becoming increasingly annoyed by media speculation linking the club's marquee player to a return to the Melbourne Storm and also reports saying he was the prime target of new Super 15 rugby franchise the Melbourne Rebels.

Henjak says Folau has an option in his contract he has to take up at the end of April but the suggestion the club has put a a deadline on him is rubbish.

The Kangaroos and Queensland star was able to have the two year bail-out clause included in his contract because at the time it was negotiated, the Broncos did not have a replacement coach for Wayne Bennett.