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Bulldogs stand down Elliott for rest of season

Canterbury have announced Adam Elliott will not play in the last two rounds of the regular season after the club was made aware of an incident involving the back-rower.

The Bulldogs issued a statement on Monday afternoon to say the club was working with the NRL Integrity Unit regarding the matter after reports emerged alleging Elliott had acted inappropriately at a Gold Coast restaurant on the weekend.

"As a result the Bulldogs have stood Elliott down from the final two matches of the season, until that process has been completed. The club is not in a position to comment further at this stage."

Elliott has played 101 NRL matches for the Bulldogs since his debut in 2016, bringing up his century in the round-22 loss to the Warriors.

The 26-year-old played in Canterbury's 22-16 loss to Newcastle last Saturday which consigned the club to the wooden spoon for 2021.

Elliott was involved in an off-field incident in the pre-season and the club announced at the time that he would seek professional help to deal with issues with alcohol.

Waddell charged with contrary conduct on Ponga

The Dogs are due to play Manly at Redcliffe on Sunday before taking on Wests Tigers seven days later in the last match of the regular season.

Canterbury's depth has been further depleted with fellow forwards Corey Waddell and Luke Thompson suspended for on-field incidents on the weekend.

Thompson charged with crusher tackle

Waddell has accepted a one-game ban for a contrary conduct charge for an incident involving Knights star Kalyn Ponga while Thompson will miss Canterbury's last two games for a crusher tackle on Chris Randall.

Former Maroons representative Dylan Napa still has one week remaining on his latest suspension while fellow prop Jack Hetherington is due back from his high tackle ban this weekend and Ofahiki Ogden returns from an ankle injury.

Loan players Ryan James and Corey Horsburgh have been recalled by the Raiders after a two-week stint in the blue and white.

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