The rugby league world is buzzing with rampant speculation around the league-leading Broncos. Specifically, there's a rat in the ranks, and nobody outside the club knows who it is.

The story is basically something out of The Departed. Broncos players knew a teammate was speaking to the media, and decided to smoke out the rat. The players had identified a handful of suspected snitches in the squad, fed them each individual stories, and waited to see which one hit the media.

Sound familiar? This is basically the same thing Frank Costello did when he grew suspicious of Billy Costigan.