AS QUEENSLAND NRL fans get set to barrack for their state in the Origin opener against NSW, the Brisbane Broncos have come forward with concerns regarding a possible salary cap breach.
The club has highlighted third-party deals with some players, worth up to $500,000.
They are now being investigated by the NRL, according to the Brisbane Times.
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However, Fairfax Media has been told that no money was paid to any Broncos player, suggesting the issue came to light after complaints by a player or players about a deal not being fulfilled.
It is not thought likely at this stage that the Broncos face the loss of competition points, but the NRL is investigating the matter.
News of the investigation coincided with the resignation of long-serving Broncos football operations general manager Andrew Gee on Tuesday.
Gee, who was responsible for signing some of Brisbane’s biggest stars, including Ben Barba, is understood to have been on leave for up to two weeks before his resignation.