The Brisbane Broncos have reportedly blown up their leadership group following a disastrous end to the season.
The Courier Mail is reporting that Darius Boyd, Matt Gillett, Andrew McCullough, Alex Glenn and Matt Lodge have all lost their positions as senior figures of the paying group.
It is believed that the five will have the opportunity to win back their positions after the coach’s leadership review.
It was reported earlier in the week that Boyd would be removed as skipper, but is now set to be omitted from the leadership group altogether and could battle to play top grade next season.
Gillett was being touted as Boyd's replacement, but he too will have to audition for a leadership role.
The report alleges that the Broncos are "seriously considering" Lodge as their next skipper, despite the prop's recent New York rampage.
Following a horror 58-0 loss to Parramatta in the opening week of the finals, with revelations that a number of players were at a Sydney pub until late the night before the game, the club conducted an internal review.
It is believed that the futures of McCullough and Anthony Milford are up in the air, while Jack Bird is set to be moved.
“Given the players were about to play their biggest game of the year they should have been more professional in their actions,” a Broncos statement said.
“The club will take this into consideration during the end of year review process currently underway.”