London Broncos captain Tony Clubb has told the Super League strugglers he wants to quit the club because he is “sick of losing”.
The 26-year-old forward, who is the Londoners’ longest-serving player, recently took over the captaincy from the departed Craig Gower but has told coach Tony Rea he is no longer enjoying the game.
“I am sick of losing,” he said.
“And that’s what it all comes down to. Losing is not a good feeling. It’s upsetting. It gets to a point where you could cry.”
In an interview carried out before the Broncos’ win over Sheffield Eagles on Friday which took them to within 80 minutes of the Challenge Cup final, Clubb says their record 82-10 defeat by Warrington in Gillingham last month hit him especially hard.
“It affects me as a person and a player, losing by that much,” he said.
“I will dwell on it. Losing in general is tough, losing 82-10 is embarrassing.
“I walked off genuinely embarrassed because on top of that it was in my home town in Kent and I had a lot of family there watching.
“Going in to face them afterwards, it was tough.”