England set for Graham ban absence
James Graham could miss England's autumn internationals against France and Wales if he's found guilty of biting the ear of an opponent.
The former St Helens forward and captain could be facing a two-month ban after being put on report when close-up TV evidence showed him clearly bite the ear of Melbourne full-back Billy Slater as Graham's Canterbury Bulldogs lost Sunday's NRL Grand Final 14-4 to the Storm in Sydney.
Slater had complained to match referee Tony Archer at the time of the incident and now Graham is to find out if he will be punished at Monday's match review committee meeting.
It will be a frustrating end to Graham's first season in the NRL, while his plan to link up with England for their training camp in South Africa next week could be scuppered if he is found guilty and suspended.
Canterbury forward Brad Morrin was suspended for eight weeks in 2007 for biting Timana Tahu and, if Graham is hit with a similar punishment, that will mean he can play no part in England coach Steve McNamara's squad for the France and Wales matches.