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James Graham, David Klemmer hit hard by NRL match review committee after Bulldogs loss to Rabbitoh

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  1. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Canterbury's loss to South Sydney has been further compounded with three players including James Graham, David Klemmer and Sam Kasiano facing lengthy suspensions.

    JAMES Graham faces up to five weeks on the sidelines and David Klemmer could be banned for four weeks following the Bulldogs’ moments of madness on Good Friday.

    Graham was hit by the NRL’s match review committee with two separate charges stemming from the dramatic finish to the Dogs’ dramatic loss to the Rabbitohs.

    He was hit with a grade two dangerous contact charge for his controversial challenge on Adam Reynolds when the Souths halfback was attempting a late field goal. Reynolds faces up to five months out with a serious knee injury.

    Graham was also slapped with a grade three contrary conduct charge for confronting referee Gerard Sutton, who penalised the Bulldogs skipper for the challenge.

    Klemmer, who was sin-binned by Sutton for dissent, was also hit with a grade three contrary conduct charge.

    If Graham pleads guilty to both charges he will miss four weeks, but if he opts to fight them and loses he’ll spend five weeks on the sidelines.

    Klemmer will miss three weeks with an early guilty plea due to carry-over points and faces four weeks out if he fights the charge at the NRL judiciary and loses.

    Meanwhile, Josh Morris has escaped suspension for his part in the Isaac Luke eight-point try but Sam Kasiano has been charged with dangerous contact and faces a three-week suspension. It could be reduced to two weeks with an early guilty plea.

    A further dissent charge for Michael Lichaa rounds out a extensive wrap sheet for the Dogs, although the hooker will avoid suspension with an early guilty plea.

    Rabbitohs prop George Burgess was also charged with grade one dangerous contact on Josh Jackson and will be suspended for one match regardless of his plea.

    Roosters forward Aidan Guerra was charged for a dangerous throw on Chris Heighington and will miss a week, however he has already been diagnosed with a fractured cheekbone and would have already been unavailable for selection.

    Jordan Rapana is also facing a week’s suspension due to carry-over points, but Michael Jennings will avoid suspension with an early guilty plea after both were charged with grade one careless high tackles.
    http://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/ja...oss-to-rabbitohs/story-fndujljl-1227293129223
     
  2. EagleFlys

    EagleFlys Well-Known Member

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    God bless the judiciary, they may prove to be better for Manly than the bye.
     
  3. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    God speed judicary members.
     
  4. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wouldn't want to be in the Hasler house tonight as he will be furious
     
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  5. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    So the Scumdogs will be without Graham, Klemmer and Kasiano for at least the next two games before they get Kasiano back. Des is gonna be pissed, that's two starting props (one their captain) and one bench player :rofl:

    We'll have a new judiciary panel next week. Greenturd won't be happy @:p
     
  6. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Kennel must be a barrel of laughs with those charges.
     
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  7. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully we'll have a fully recovered Killer and Skivy by then. And hopefully DCE's form will have come good and Foz will wake up and realise that he's playing.
     
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  8. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Jeez. Tough on the club and its supporters. You want the players to show passion and that they are desperate to win each game. Be aggressive and play hard. Just don't look at the refs.

    LOL!!
     
  9. mmmdl

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    Yet Thurston can call the referees cheats, but that was "in the heat of the moment".

    Yes, it was a bad look for the game. But 2 and 3 week suspensions? No, completely unjustified, especially when you look at other suspensions. 1 week each and a fine was what they should have copped.
     
  10. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good on the NRL for making a statement. The way they carried on was disgraceful. Graham should have a permanent loading for any contrary conduct charge after his biting conviction. Grub.
     
  11. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    Let's see how they cope with key players missing…
     
  12. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    I bow to your greatness C & C
     
  13. ssteacup

    ssteacup Active Member

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    The dogs will find it tough that's for sure but their Prop ranks are pretty deep. Tim Browne, Lloyd Perret and Antonio Kaufausi are decent replacements.

    Brett Morris will be the biggest loss for them.
     
  14. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    I do agree with the suspensions they will get, but I also agree that Thurston should have copped the same thing at least twice that I can remember.

    It is a bit hypocritical though isn't it. But, at least now a precedent has been set.
     
  15. Fibro Eagle

    Fibro Eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Graham will probably get let off he will turn up with Vaseline all over himself and the charges will just slide on by
     
  16. cherry_poppins

    cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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    The Voldemorts

    Thou shalt not yell at thine Voldemorts lest thee want judicial action
     
  17. ssteacup

    ssteacup Active Member

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    This is exactly what the NRL wanted something to take away from how AWFUL the refs have been this year. That said surely we can beat the Dogs now lol although I have said that for the last three weeks.
     
  18. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Still reckon three weeks for Klemmer is rough.
    Glad they got Kasiano.
     
  19. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That's fine so when will the heavy penalties be applied to the club for their unruly, violent repeat offending fans ?
     
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  20. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    Finally some bottle from the NRL and the suspensions are appropriate for what the players did. Graham is their captain and needs to set a better example to his team mates. Welcome to our world dogs, that is just how we felt at the end of the semi last year. Total injustice!! Now you know!
     

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