Kevin Walters delivered another impassioned message to his Broncos troops following their heavy defeat in Darwin.

Kevin Walters delivered another impassioned message to his Broncos troops following their heavy defeat in Darwin.

After Parramatta’s 46-6 win, Walters picked up a jersey in the change rooms, gestured angrily and threw it to the ground.

Following the heavy defeat, NRL great Billy Slater discussed the poignant nature of Walters’ post-match gesture to his charges.

“He makes a real point of the jersey,” Slater told Nine’s Friday Night Knockoff.

“It took four tackles of the Broncos to let in a try tonight, that’s the disappointing their performance.

“Their resilience on their try-ling – 46 points is not good enough for Kevvie and what he thinks a Broncos player should be performing like.”

Walters himself was more restrained in front of reporters, saying post-match that the result was ‘really disappointing’.

“It’s not a great result, we just didn’t control the ball,” he said.

“When you’re turning over possession continually, a good side like Parramatta, they’ll just roll through you.”

Walters rejected the notion that the weather (32 degrees with 50 per cent humidity) played a part, saying “Parramatta played in the same conditions.”

“It just goes to show you how far apart we are from those better sides on a consistency basis.”

The former Origin coach said that the only bright spot for the team was another stellar showing from prop Payne Haas, who led all forwards with 185 running metres.

“He’s outstanding, Payne – I’m just disappointed for him that the effort that he can put in, it’s a shame he hasn’t got some more mates around him to help him out.”

Walters also confirmed a tear in the calf muscle of captain Alex Glenn and said he would miss a few weeks.

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