Match Review Officer Michael Christian also handed Bomber Tom Bellchambers a $5000 fine for his forceful front-on contact on Eagle Luke Shuey.
By accepting an early plea for a second offence, Bellchambers can accept a $3000 fine.
Deemed careless conduct with high contact and low impact, Bellchambers is free to face Greater Western Sydney next week.
Well that's why we got Z. Clarke in.Ruck stocks seems to be the problem that no one wanted to talk about. Now we have to. I think this will have silver lining if we can address the bigger problem.
Clarke in for Bellchambers. Switch Hooker, Brown and Francis around as needed. It'll hurt any which way but taking Hooker and Ambrose out of the defence is gonna bite way harder than Clarke in the ruck.This one will bite hard.
Do we go with:
- Smack as 1st ruck and Hooker forward, bringing in someone like Hartley to play defence?
- Clarke as 1st ruck, play Hooker in defence and Smack forward?