South Sydney star Cody Walker receives two-match ban for off-field incident

South Sydney half-back Cody Walker has been given a two-match ban for an off-field incident.

The Rabbitohs have also been hit with a $20,000 fine for failing to inform the NRL of his involvement in the off-field incident in December.

Walker will miss the opening two games of the restructured season for the Rabbitohs – a derby against the Roosters and a trip to Melbourne.

The New South Wales representative has received a suspended $15,000 fine, while Souths will have five days to respond to their $20,000 breach notice for not informing the integrity unit of the incident at the time.

A NRL statement read: “All clubs and club officials have a duty to report any incident which may lead to a breach of NRL rules, including suspected breaches, and NRL clubs are responsible for ensuring compliance.

“The Rabbitohs response indicated the club will be taking the five-day notice period “to consider its position.”

Walker also has five days to respond to his notice – but is provisionally suspended from playing in that timeframe.

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