31 Aug 2011

Manly and Melbourne decide not to appeal $50 thousand fines

6:11 am on 31 August 2011

Melbourne and Manly have reluctantly accepted the $50,000 fines and on-field charges they were issued by the National Rugby League for the fighting which marred last Friday night's match at Brookvale Oval.

The chief executive of the Melbourne Storm Ron Gauci says the club wouldn't dispute the NRL match review committee's findings and four of the five players charged over their involvement in the incident will all take the early guilty plea.

Manly's also decided not to contest the charges laid against leading players Brett Stewart, Kieran Foran and Michael Robertson.

Manly's Glenn Stewart and Melbourne's Adam Blair were referred straight to the judiciary for a one-on-one fight after being sent to the sin-bin.