The Raiders are furious after they were hit with a $10,000 fine for their trainer’s involvement in the scuffle between the Raiders and Panthers that saw Stephen Crichton fined just $1,350.

James Hooper revealed on NRL 360 that Raiders boss Don Furner was unhappy with the fine the club copped from the NRL after a conversation with NRL boss Andrew Abdo.
The NRL boss Andrew Abdo has just got off the phone with the Raiders CEO Don Furner and Canberra have been hit with a $10,000 fine, Hooper said on NRL 360.
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This was a result of their trainer being dragged into that melee on the sidelines out at Penrith on Friday night.
Don Furner has had some strong things to say in defence of that.
He said: Ivan Cleary should teach his players some humility. We all understand coaches stand up for their players, but him trying to justify that behaviour is ludicrous.
He has three or four players in his team that carry on like mug lairs. Their five-eighth has been pushing players in the back and running in as the third man for a while now.
I cant believe that is the example the Panthers want to set for young kids watching and playing the game.
If they think that behaviour is acceptable they are kidding themselves.
Hooper, Ben Ikin and Paul Kent all agreed with Furners claim that Crichton was the instigator.
Hooper said: I think it is ludicrous that Stephen Crichton goads Joseph Tapine here and goes up to him with all this carry on and hooha after they score a try.
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Then the trainer who has minimal involvement, the Raiders are the ones that end up getting whacked.
That was it the hand on the shoulder, Ben Ikin interjected.
You can see he was involved in it slightly to a degree, Hooper said.
But you can see it is about six blokes on one and he is merely put a hand on the shoulder.
The absurdity of it is that the Raiders have been fined $10,000 and Crichton who started it got fined $1,350, Paul Kent said.
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Like come on.
The NRL rules stipulate: Under no circumstances are trainers permitted to approach or become involved in an altercation or melee involving Players from either competing Team.
This includes not attempting to separate or restrain Players who may be attempting to become involved in the incident.
It remains to be seen if the Raiders choose to appeal the fine handed down by the NRL.