Panthers, Rabbitohs with breach notices

The National Rugby League today hit Penrith and South Sydney with breach notices proposing $10,000 fines for each club over their coaches' criticism of refereeing.

NRL chief operating officer Graham Annesley says comments by Penrith coach Matt Elliott and Souths counterpart Jason Taylor in post-match media conferences breaches the NRL's guidelines which forbid attacks on the integrity of a referee and accusations of bias.

The NRL took issue with statements made by Elliott after his team's loss to the Sydney Roosters on Saturday while the breach notice to South Sydney relates to Taylor's comments after his team's Friday night loss to Manly.