BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15: Andrew McCullough of the Broncos is sin binned for fighting by Referee Grant Atkins during the round 18 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the New Zealand Warriors at Suncorp Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

The NRL has decided not to suspend Broncos hooker Andrew McCullough or Warriors front-rower Chris Satae for their physical exchange during Sunday’s game at Suncorp Stadium.

McCullough will escape with a $1150 fine and be free to take on the Panthers this week, while the last player to be sin binned, Storm centre Curtis Scott, copped a two-match ban.

The decision not to suspend Satae is a surprising one, given Rabbitohs lock Sam Burgess received a two-match ban for a similar incident earlier this year that caught Bulldogs centre Josh Morris in the throat.

Burgess fought the decision at the NRL tribunal, but had a game added to his suspension.

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Additionally, Broncos forward Josh McGuire escaped with a fine for conduct on referee Grant Atkins.

Roosters forward Zane Tetevano was charged for dangerous contact on Titans skipper Ryan James on Sunday.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Burgess and Scott have got to be asking why? I can’t see the difference – perhaps the damage caused was deemed to be relevant? McCullough’s punishment is not the fine, but the fact that he threw 3 punches, and Satae didn’t even noticed!

  2. His punishment should be a few free boxing classes, that bloke threw the worst punches I’ve ever seen.

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