Graham hit with lengthy ban

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James Graham has been banned for 12 games
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James Graham has been banned for 12 games

Former St Helens captain James Graham will miss England's autumn internationals after being handed a 12-match ban for biting Billy Slater's ear.

Graham, who is in his first season with Canterbury Bulldogs, was accused by the Melbourne full-back following a fracas during last Sunday's NRL Grand Final, which the Bulldogs lost 14-4.

The 27-year-old prop denied the offence but he was found guilty following a lengthy hearing in Sydney.

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