Thaiday, who played 34 Tests for Australia, was not expected to be selected for Kangaroos duty, but that did not stop him from calling out the game’s hierarchy on Tuesday night for showing him a “lack of respect”.

The 32-year-old was disappointed at not being told of his omission ahead of the squad announcement.

In comparison, Meninga phoned Blake Ferguson to let him know he would not be selected.  

“Who would’ve thought this year would be the last time I played for both QLD and Australia,” Thaiday wrote on Instagram.

“A bit of respect would’ve been nice... to at least receive a phone call and learn about selection that way instead of through a leaked report from the media on last night’s news.

“After dedicating more than 10 years wearing the Maroon and Green and Gold jersey, you’d expect to be treated with a bit more decency and respect. I guess not.

“Lucky I have one more year left at the @brisbanebroncos unless someone wants to shatter that dream too.”