Broncos star Reece Walsh could find himself in hot water after an on-field microphone appeared to pick up him abusing referee Chris Butler during his side’s shock 18-12 loss to the Titans.
Walsh was penalised by Butler for the dissent late in the game, in what was a frustrating 80 minutes for the Broncos, who failed to capitalise on a number of golden opportunities.
Butler and Walsh’s Broncos teammates are heard in the audio trying to warn and calm down the fullback from continuing on with the tirade.
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Unlike the Broncos, the Titans would hold their nerve in a few tense moments late, to hold out their Queensland rivals, giving Jim Lenihan a victory in his first game as Gold Coast interim coach.
Walsh’s vile spray is sure to see him face discipline of some sort.
It was only on Wednesday night the Maroons star was fined 23% of his State of Origin match fee after being sent off for a headbutt on Blues’ Jarome Luai.