ALL IN: Bulldog Sam Kasiano and the Storm's Will Chambers were sent to the sinbin after this brawl during Friday night's game in Sydney.
ALL IN: Bulldog Sam Kasiano and the Storm's Will Chambers were sent to the sinbin after this brawl during Friday night's game in Sydney. CRAIG GOLDING

Storm pair gets fines instead of suspensions

RUGBY LEAGUE: Melbourne's 12-6 win over the Bulldogs on Friday night has been costly for the Storm's Will Chambers and Cameron Munster.

They are the first players to be fined under the revamped judiciary system, for separate offences.

The NRL introduced fines for various grade one offences to stop players being suspended for minor infringements.

Chambers and Munster will have to fork out $1100 each if they enter early guilty pleas for their charges.

Chambers received a grade one contrary conduct charge for punching Canterbury forward Sam Kasiano late in the first half.

Both were sin-binned, but Kasiano escaped a charge.

The giant Bulldogs prop had held on to the jersey of Storm halfback Cooper Cronk and Chambers came in to help his teammate.

"It's brave taking on big Kasiano. It might not be very smart. It was good to see other guys backed him up," Storm coach Craig Bellamy said.

Munster was charged for tripping Josh Jackson in the second half.

The fines mean both players can play in the Storm's round two clash with the Warriors next Saturday.

Another Storm player, centre Cheyse Blair, picked up a grade one dangerous throw charge but can escape a one-game ban with an early guilty plea.

News Corp Australia


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