The Newcastle Knights have returned to training on Monday without captain Mitchell Pearce.
Pearce has spent the past fortnight dealing with personal issues after his wedding to Kristin Scott, scheduled for Byron Bay last week, was postponed amid allegations that he was caught sending compromising texts to a female Knights employee.
Knights general manager of football Danny Buderus said the players had addressed the issue at training on Monday.
"There was a situation that occurred that has been publically stated, it's an in-house club situation that the players have addressed in amongst themselves today," Buderus said.
"I wish we were here talking and celebrating Tyson Frizell coming to the club and our Origin players returning this week.
"This incident is not taken lightly by the club.
"We've addressed it and we want to put it behind us and move forward."
Buderus said Pearce's conduct was unacceptable and confirmed the leadership of the team was under review.
"At this stage for several months we've been addressing and looking at our leadership model within the club," he said.
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"Adam O'Brien is a big believer of strong leadership, group leadership, and we really need to hone down into that and work it out and we're still to finalise those decisions into which way we're going to go.
"We're going to take our time and roll it out.
"We have got some good candidates for leadership within that group but that will be for Adam and his team to work out which way the captaincy will go."
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