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3 hours ago | Tim Costello
The Brisbane Broncos have today made it clear they do not use a so-called vegan-type diet in the club's nutrition program.
Coach Anthony Seibold said the Broncos' coaching staff had never considered the implementation of a diet that did not include meat for the players.
"We do not endorse or use a diet of this type in our program," said Seibold
"And we will not be adopting any approach similar to this kind of diet.
"The Broncos have full-time dietary staff whose important function is to monitor what the players eat, as it is vitally important to our training and development program.
"We also have some high-quality meat suppliers that we value enormously as part of our program.
"If individuals choose this approach that is totally fine for them to make that choice, just as it is if someone gave up a type of food because of religious or ethical beliefs.
"But any suggestion the club would be embarking on a vegan-type approach to player nutrition would be totally incorrect."