The blockbusting Queensland Origin and Australian rep has not made the flight to NZ with the Broncos team, Brisbane management immediately axing the star after he was a late starter at a training session this week.
The Broncos have implemented a tough stance on players failing to attend training and team events on time; with any breaches resulting in an immediate stand-down by coach Bennett and the club.
The loss of Thaiday makes things harder for the Broncos, who have already lost suspended star centre Justin Hodges for two weeks for contrary conduct after he was found guilty of making a rude gesture to referee Tony Archer.
Brisbane could also be without tackling machine David Stagg who remained in Brisbane, with his wife expecting to give birth on Friday.
Stagg could make a rushed trip across the Tasman if the baby arrives on time but there’s a possibility he will miss the clash.
Brisbane will decide their final line-up on Saturday morning with Joel Moon coming into the centres for the suspended Hodges.