The Canterbury Bulldogs have confirmed that four of its players charged by the NRL judiciary following Friday’s clash with the South Sydney Rabbitohs have all taken early guilty pleas.
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The NRL have confirmed that club skipper James Graham, David Klemmer, Sam Kasiano and Michael Lichaa were all cited in a range of dangerous conduct and dissent charges, with all players choosing not to fight the charges.
Graham, who was cited in two cases of dangerous conduct, will miss a combined four weeks, while Klemmer received a three-week ban for joining Graham in blasting referee Gerard Sutton.
Kasiano has been sidelined for two weeks following an incident with South Sydney hooker Isaac Luke.
Lichaa joined Graham and Klemmer in being charged with dissent, however the hooker avoided a ban after taking an early guilty plea.
In other major NRL judiciary news, Aidan Guerra will miss a week due to a grade one dangerous throw charge, however, he would have missed next week’s game regardless after suffering a broken cheekbone.
Canberra Raiders winger Jordan Rapana will also miss one week of action after a grade one careless high tackle on Sea Eagles forward Jamie Buhrer.