Gold Coast Titans skipper accepts one-match ban

Gold Coast Titans skipper Ryan James has accepted a one-match suspension from the NRL judiciary.

The skipper collided with Lachlan Croker in the 42nd minute of last weekend’s game against Manly, resulting in a dangerous high contact charge.

Croker had to be taken from the field for concussion tests, though was later cleared to return to the game.


The Titan’s announced yesterday that James wouldn’t challenge the charge, so as not to risk missing more than one game should the challenge be unsuccessful.

Meanwhile, Bulldogs skipper Josh Jackson fought his charge and had a possible two-week suspension downgraded.

Jackson has been cleared to play in this week’s clash with North Queensland on Saturday night, while Ryan James will watch the Titan’s Sunday clash with Penrith from the bench.