Bulldogs fined $10,000, Cronulla's
halved for time being

The Bulldogs have been fined $10,000 by the National Rugby League after the club's chief executive, Steve Mortimer, made comments to referee Paul Simpkins following the side's 26-22 loss to Canberra on Saturday night.

NRL chief executive David Gallop said today the league will not tolerate any disparaging remarks made to referees.

Meanwhile, Cronulla's fine has been altered over the breach notice they received last week for playing an unregistered player. Half of the $10,000 amount will be suspended for 12 months.