CANTERBURY have opted against fighting skipper James Graham’s contrary conduct charge at the NRL judiciary and have accepted all other sanctions stemming from the club’s dramatic clash with the Rabbitohs.
Graham was charged twice by the NRL review committee following the spiteful Good Friday encounter, once for contrary conduct toward referee Gerard Sutton and once for dangerous conduct for a tackle on Adam Reynolds.
Coach Des Hasler was as late as this morning considering fighting Graham’s contrary conduct charge at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night. But the Bulldgos have since accepted
Graham’s four-match suspension for the combined charges.
The club has also decided to accept all other charges; Sam Kasiano’s dangerous contact, David Klemmer’s contrary conduct and Michael Lichaa’s contrary conduct.
Klemmer will miss three matches, Kasiano misses two while Lichaa is cleared to play meaning coach Des Hasler will have to find five new players for Sunday’s match against St George Illawarra at ANZ Stadium.