NRL 2018: Rd 9 in 25 photos

The Bulldogs' Brett Morris probably hit the nail on the head.

"It is hard to bite your tongue sometimes and not speak openly," Morris said.

That was after the Bulldogs lost a controversial game 22-20 against the Brisbane Broncos.

The game was locked at 20-all when Moses Mbye was ruled to have committed a professional foul in the 80th minute.

The NRL said Pay overstepped the mark by questioning the integrity and performance of referee Gerard Sutton and video review official Steve Chiddy.

It cost the Bulldogs a five-figure fine – not to mention the two lost competition points.

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RL players- (back Row) Peter Wallace - Penrith Panthers, Mitchell Pierce - Newcastle Knights, Will Hopoate - Bulldogs, Matiu Love-Henry - Warriors, Daniel Tupou - Sydney Roosters, Josh Kerr - Dragons, Kyle Laybutt - Cowboys, Matt Gillett - Brisbane Broncos, Wade Graham - Cronulla Sharks, (middle Row)-Jarrod Croker - Canberra Raiders, Nathan Brown - Parramatta Eels, Josh Reynolds - Wests Tigers, Martin Tapau - Manly Sea Eagles, Tyrell Fuimoano - Rabbitohs, Ash Taylor - Gold Coast Titans, Front Row, Josh Addo Carr - Melbourne Storm pose for photographs at the launch of the 2018 NRL Indigenous Round.

RL players- (back Row) Peter Wallace - Penrith Panthers, Mitchell Pierce - Newcastle Knights, Will Hopoate - Bulldogs, Matiu Love-Henry - Warriors, Daniel Tupou - Sydney Roosters, Josh Kerr - Dragons, Kyle Laybutt - Cowboys, Matt Gillett - Brisbane Broncos, Wade Graham - Cronulla Sharks, (middle Row)-Jarrod Croker - Canberra Raiders, Nathan Brown - Parramatta Eels, Josh Reynolds - Wests Tigers, Martin Tapau - Manly Sea Eagles, Tyrell Fuimoano - Rabbitohs, Ash Taylor - Gold Coast Titans, Front Row, Josh Addo Carr - Melbourne Storm pose for photographs at the launch of the 2018 NRL Indigenous Round.