Raiders hit with breach notice

Canberra are facing a $10,000 fine after being issued with a breach notice by the NRL following comments made by coach Neil Henry in the aftermath of Saturday night's loss to Melbourne.

Henry questioned the impartiality of referee Jared Maxwell after the whistleblower caned his side in the penalty count early in the game, which the Storm won 34-6. The final penalty count ended 8-5 in Melbourne's favour but only after the Raiders had a few go their way late in the game when the result was already beyond doubt.

Henry was scathing in his criticism after the match with the NRL taking particular offence to the rookie coach questioning Maxwell's integrity. The Raiders have five days to decide whether to contest the breach notice or pay the fine.