Kiwis fullback Josh Hoffman turned up late for Brisbane Broncos training yesterday and was disqualified from Saturday's NRL clash with the table-topping Canterbury Bulldogs.
Hoffman will play in the Queensland Cup for the Broncos feeder club Redcliffe this weekend instead of helping his side attempt to arrest a form slump against the title favourites.
Although Hoffman is a key member of the Broncos backline, head coach Anthony Griffin said there were no exceptions to the club's disciplinary policy, particularly as the team has slumped to seventh after losing their last three games.
"No one's happy about this. I'm not happy, and I'm sure he's not. No one enjoys doing these things, but it is what it is," Griffin said.
Out of form five-eighth Corey Norman is likely to switch to fullback.
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