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Adam Reynolds knocks down Tyson Gamble after saying he was the mastermind of the side, not Kevin Walters
Broncos teammates clash for their biggest crunch game of the year as Adam Reynolds takes down Tyson Gamble after saying halfback was the brains of the side, not Kevin Walters
- Gamble has been recalled to the Broncos for their must-see Dragons contest
- He has come under fire for comments about coach Kevin Walters
- Adam Reynolds personally called half his partner to clear the air
- The Broncos skipper is confident it won’t derail their essential NRL clash on Saturday
Brisbane Broncos skipper Adam Reynolds has personally called up his partner Tyson Gamble for Saturday’s NRL game against the Dragons.
With their season on life support, Brisbane coach Kevin Walters has rolled the dice by ditching young half Ezra Mam in favor of Gamble.
However, it has since been revealed that Gamble – who goes to the Newcastle Knights next season – told a podcast that Broncos players sought Reynolds for advice, not their coach.
“Kev is the coach, but Reyno is the go-to guy for everyone,” Gamble said.
“If you have a question about Footy or the team, go to him. It’s no knock on Kev, but ‘Reyno’ has been around for so long.
“Kevvie really understands footy and he’s a good guy to get the team going, but the modern age is so different from the way Kevvie played footy.
“There are some similarities with how you should be with attitude and stuff, but right now Reyno is the mastermind behind our attack.”
Gamble has been recalled to the Broncos but is under fire for comments he made about coach Kevin Walters
The Broncos have lost four of their last five games to plummet from the NRL top four to outside the top eight and must defeat the Dragons on Saturday to have any hope of reaching the final.
The club will also rely on Wests Tigers to upset the Canberra Raiders.
Prior to the crunch match, Reynolds said he called Gamble to confront him about his comments.
“I called Tyson to clear the air and he apologized to Kevin,” Reynolds told Triple M radio.
He admits he misspelled and misspelled the words.
Reynolds has called teammate Gamble over his comments about coach Kevin Walters
Knowing Tyson, he wouldn’t have gone out on purpose to hurt the coach.
“I just called Tyson to hear his side of the story and he knew right away that he had stuck with it.
“Tyson is a sweet person and he never goes out to hurt anyone’s feelings.
“He admitted he was wrong and he’s leading the way to correct things to make up for it.”
While Reynolds enjoys his role as captain of the Broncos, he claimed that the messages he delivers to the players come from Walters.
“I have a lot of respect for Kevvie,” he said.
“He makes my role at the club a lot easier and without Kevin we wouldn’t be in this position.
“Everything I drop off to the playgroup goes through Kev, so those comments are a bit out of line.
Walters is under pressure at the Broncos as the team misses the NRL final after finishing in the top four a few weeks ago
“I haven’t had a chance to talk to Kevvie.
‘He probably feels it a bit, it’s never easy to read those things about yourself.
“He’s a great coach and person and he’s just as passionate as everyone at the club.”
Although Gamble apologized, he also attacked the media, claiming his comments were taken out of context.
He posted an image to Instagram of his comments published by Fox Sports saying: ‘This is a joke’ [laughing emoji]. Why should the media take a comment from a month ago out of context and turn it into something it isn’t?’
Gamble has blamed the media for taking his podcast comments on Instagram out of context
Reynolds remains convinced that the Broncos can get the job done against a Dragons side with little to play for and that Gamble’s comments have not divided the squad.
“As a club we are quite close, the boys get along well and there are no broken relationships,” he said.
“This is not ideal in the circumstances we find ourselves in.
“There is a lot of anticipation and a media hype around us that may be missing the eight.”