Broncos need to write own story: Carrigan

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It's taken just two games for the "white noise" to return to Red Hill and Brisbane forward Patrick Carrigan knows the only way it can be silenced is by winning.

The Broncos were forced to release a statement on Monday after former captain Gorden Tallis sensationally claimed the club was "going to implode" because the board were undermining new coach Kevin Walters.

At the centre of his grievance was the decision not to send players to a race day function with former players on Saturday, the day after their loss to Gold Coast and after they had already completed official sponsorship commitments.

Tallis claimed the club had overruled Walters and ordered the players not to attend, however it's understood Walters was late to learn of the event and quickly ruled it out days before their game against the Titans.

The spat comes after Walters took the job vowing to improve the culture of the club he led to five titles.

He has hired former players and invited a host of former captains including Tallis to speak to the playing group as they seek to improve on a maiden wooden spoon last season.

Carrigan said he was happy not to attend the races considering they had lost - the defeat was the club's 13th straight - but said the drama came with the territory.

"You're at the Broncs, it comes with it I guess; there's always going to be white noise, but if you win footy games you take care of that," he said.

"Hopefully we can get the job done against the Dogs and we can write our own stories."

The 23-year-old is one of the club's emerging leaders and insists he can see the light despite their rough start and the impending exit of talented fullback Reece Walsh to the Warriors next season.

Jordan Riki, earmarked as David Fifita's replacement, signed a three-year contract extension on Tuesday to remain at Red Hill in a much-needed recruitment win while the club is hopeful of retaining highly-touted backrower Brendan Piakura despite being linked to a move to Canterbury.

"There's always talk about a young roster here and the club's churning out good quality players that every other club wants," Carrigan said.

"It's important to keep Brendan; everyone's got their own reasons but I know Kev's building something at the club everyone wants to be part of.

"I don't think there's a cultural issue here; players leave every club, we all are good mates off the field and when you're winning footy games that goes a long way too."