21 Oct 2008

Broncos players giiven ultimatum

5:45 am on 21 October 2008

Brisbanes's boss Bruno Cullen has warned the Broncos the next league player to violate the NRL club's tough new behavioural policy will be punished severely.

All except World Cup squad players were called to the club's Red Hill base and read the riot act after another alcohol-induced incident, this one involving the New South Wales State of Origin halfback Peter Wallace.

He was out with friends celebrating his 23rd birthday at a Sunshine Coast hotel on Sunday night and is due to appear in Court on November 14 charged with failing to leave a licensed premises and disorderly conduct.

Cullen and the new coach Ivan Henjak addressed the squad in private last night but gave no details

He'd earlier promised he would deliver a stern warning about players' obligations to the club, recently engulfed in a string of off-field dramas involving sex and alcohol.