Raiders accept $10,000 fine

Canberra will cop a $10,000 fine from the NRL for comments made by coach Neil Henry in the aftermath of Saturday night's loss to Melbourne.

The club has accepted a breach notice issued by the NRL after Henry questioned the impartiality of referee Jared Maxwell for caning his side in the penalty count early in the game, which the Storm won 34-6.

Raiders general manager Don Furner says the club is backing Henry but decided not to contest the breach notice because of the precedent set by the NRL in fining other clubs earlier this year.

Furner says Henry was simply stressing the club's frustrations that had built up over several weeks but he understands referees need to be protected by the NRL.