Canterbury playmaker Brandon Wakeham has been suspended for four weeks for eye contact, video evidence of the incident.
The 23-year-old was sent straight to court for an incident during Sunday’s NSW Cup game against St. George’s Elvara and was convicted of misconduct.
It was the middle of the second half, and shortly before the Dragons made another attempt to take a 34-12 lead at Belmore Sports Ground.
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Wakeham helped two Bulldog teammates hold opposition star Tyrell Sloan to the ground before the offender stabbed his right index finger in the left eye of the Dragon player.
The game went on but after the Dragons scored in their attempt, Sloan went to the referee to complain about the eyeballs.
The game was stopped when Wakeham was reported, and the ground manager was called in to take a picture of Sloan’s eye to use as evidence.
The talented dragon fullback was clearly dirty with Wakham, who tried to make it laugh.
Fox League replays were “disgusting,” according to commentator Matt Russell.
Russell said during the call, “That replay is disgusting.
“He gestures with his finger, sticks it in his eye, and then … somehow shakes it off his eyes and waves over his forehead.”
Wakeham has played 25 NRL games in four seasons with the Bulldogs, but has only appeared in the top grade four times this year.
He will spend next month on the sidelines.
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