PAPALII STOOD DOWN FOR TWO WEEKS OVER DRINK DRIVING
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Raiders star Josh Papalii has been stood down for two weeks over that drink driving conviction.
The Canberra Raiders Board made the decision on Monday after hearing from Josh himself and considering the statement of facts.
His suspension includes the Raiders next match against the Newcastle Knights in round ten, with Papalii expected to make a return in round eleven.
The Board felt that punishment was sufficient, given he’s already been stood down from Friday’s ANZAC Test match.
Raiders CEO Don Furner said Papalii has shown genuine remorse.
“The Board believes Josh has endured a hefty punishment from both the Court process and by his omission from the Kangaroos team and believed a further one match suspension was the correct punishment,” he said.
“The club will continue to work with Josh in ensuring his welfare remains paramount.”
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