Gold Coast Titans back rower Greg Bird has been suspended for eight games by the NRL judiciary, following a charge of a grade two dangerous throw in the weekend Test between Australia and New Zealand.
“We’re very disappointed in the outcome,” Titans coach Neil Henry said.
“We thought we mounted a strong case for a downgrade from a grade two to a grade one and we thought we had evidence to prove that. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case with the judiciary.
“As a club we’re very disappointed to lose the services of Greg for an extended period of time now, but we accept we had a fair hearing in there.”