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The NRL today confirmed the $250,000 fine imposed on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs for their post-season celebrations, but has suspended $125,000 following submissions from the club.

A spokesman said the Bulldogs had:

  • Acknowledged the seriousness of the breach;
  • Apologised to the game for the damage caused, and;
  • Committed to put measures in place to ensure there is no repeat of the behaviour. 

“Under those circumstances, the NRL will suspend half the original fine,” the spokesman said.

“However the suspended part of the fine will be reimposed if there is any material breach of the Code of Conduct during the next two years.

“This incident should act as a reminder to all clubs and club officials that it is imperative to take extra precautions when organising club-sanctioned events.”

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