Broncos captain Patrick Carrigan has put his players on notice that anyone not willing to play with a determination to do the club proud for the next seven weeks should be shown the door.
Four-time premiership winner Shane Webcke told NRL.com this week that the 15th placed Broncos, also plagued by off-field issues, had seven weeks to define what they stood for as men and footballers.
Webcke, who is worried by the plight of the club he played 254 games for, said how they respond to the "mongrel mess" they were in was all on the way the players responded to adversity.
It is a test of character that Carrigan has embraced as his side prepare to play the Raiders away on Saturday night.
Carrigan said that it was up to "whoever has got a jersey on this week" to play to a standard that would make Webcke and past greats believe in them.
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"It is pretty well publicised what is going on at the club at the moment. When you get a guy like Shane Webcke, who was one of my idols growing up, feel for the situation at the club it makes you want to go out and make them proud," Carrigan said.
"We have got seven weeks left in the competition and if you are not going out in the seven weeks looking to get a win then I don't think I'd be wrong in saying that the boys would open the door for you to leave the club.
"Everything that is happened at the moment is because of the situation we have put ourselves in and the only way we can get out of that is to stand up as a group and put a performance together.
"We have a big challenge down in Canberra and I am looking forward to it because we have got a lot to play for. It is Joffa's [Joe Ofahengaue's] 100th game and Jordan Riki is debuting so it is up to us to give a performance for our members and our fans."
Carrigan said the actions of Tevita Pangai Jnr in breaching Project Apollo biosecurity rules and subsequently being fined $30,000 and suspended indefinitely by the NRL, was "disappointing".
"As a club we have got to be smarter. When things aren't going well on the field we’ve got to be smarter in the positions we put ourselves in off the field," he said.
Carrigan has done his best to lead by example on and off the field. On it has been one of the Broncos best and has won the coach’s award on several occasions for his whole-hearted displays at lock.
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Off it, the physiotherapy student stays out of trouble. He was not at the Everton Park Hotel where 10 players are still being investigated for whether they breached NRL biosecurity rules at a luncheon on August 1.
"I'm grateful I am still playing footy. There is a lot of outside noise going on around the club and I am holding up all right," he said.
"It is hard with strict quarantine and government protocols at the moment so if you are not at the footy you are at home. There have been some challenging times off the field for the club but I have used my time to have fun with the boys here, watch a bit of video and do some extra footy stuff that you don’t usually get to do."