Broncos cut from club after assault

Brisbane have torn up the contracts of forwards Ian Lacey and John Te Reo.

Twenty two year-old Lacey appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm over the assault of a 32-year-old man in Charlotte Street, Brisbane early on Saturday.

Lacey was granted bail.

Police are yet to interview Te Reo over his alleged involvement in the incident and he has reportedly returned to his native New Zealand as part of a pre-planned holiday.

Broncos managing director Bruno Cullen said the club had held an extensive internal investigation and decided both players had breached the code of conduct in their player contract.