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The National Rugby League, after reviewing submissions from the Bulldogs club, has confirmed that the Bulldogs will be stripped of two competition points from today as a result of the club’s breach of the Replacements (Interchange) rules against Penrith in Round 2.<br><br>The NRL received the Bulldogs’ submission to the initial breach notice yesterday.<br><br>Those submissions could not negate the fact that the player who had entered the field in breach of the replacement rules had taken a place in the attacking line at the time the match result was decided.<br><br>The club was informed late this afternoon that the penalty of two competition points would stand and they will receive written notification on Monday.<br><br>All competition tables should now reflect that the club enters Round 4 of the Telstra Premiership on two competition points.<br><br>The club has the option of seeking leave to appeal before the NRL Appeals Committee.<br><br>Any such application would be reviewed by the Chairman of the Appeals Committee, Sir Laurence Street to see if leave should be granted.<br><br>If it were to be granted, an Appeals Committee hearing would comprise Sir Laurence, a nominee of the Rugby League Players Association and a Nominee of the Chairman of the NRL Club Council.<br><br>