Furious NRL clubs are continuing to give John Grant the silent treatment as the Australian Rugby League Commission boss was forced to cancel proposed meetings.
The ARLC chairman took deserved pride as the Gold Coast unveiled their new home base but has been left perplexed by some of the relationships that have unravelled over the past week.
The ARLC chairman says clubs must leave the herd mentality behind and return to the table, while also questioning why the NSW Rugby League has taken the opposite stance to its Queensland counterpart.
Embattled Australian Rugby League Commission chairman John Grant has ruled out standing down despite NRL clubs calling an emergency general meeting in a bid to oust him.
The ARLC chairman could find out his fate the day before Christmas should the NRL clubs press ahead with their planned rebellion over funding.
The ARLC chairman returns from a frosty England to a frosty reception in Sydney at what could be a heated meeting with the heads of the 16 NRL clubs.
But the star centre looks set for a fresh start at Red Hill as he contronts his demons in the same Thai facility that helped Mitchell Pearce get back on track.
The Blues and Dragons backrower is one of the leading contenders to fill the vacant Kangaroos jumper after Corey Parker's retirement.
The Kangaroos big man said he had a bout of nerves when he met the Australian coach, before admitting it was two of the Queensland stars that had him most excited about being back in the green and gold.
Johnathan Thurston says the push for stronger values in the green and gold jumper began within the playing group during this year's Anzac Test.