James Graham set to return for Canterbury after completing 12-match ban for biting
Last Updated: 30/04/13 9:13am
James Graham: Has completed 12-match ban for biting
England forward James Graham is poised to make his first appearance of the 2013 season after completing a 12-match suspension.
The prop has been named in the Canterbury Bulldogs squad for Friday's NRL clash against Wests Tigers.
The 27-year-old has not played any competitive rugby since being handed a lengthy ban for biting the ear of Melbourne full-back Billy Slater in the NRL Grand Final last September.
The former St Helens captain missed England's autumn internationals and was also forced to sit out two trials and the opening seven rounds of the 2013 season.
But Graham will return to the ANZ Stadium this week and has refused all requests for media interviews ahead of the game having remained silent throughout his suspension.
Bulldogs coach Des Hasler said: "He understands the amount of interest but at this stage he just wants to concentrate on his return to football.
"He is looking forward to playing again and we're looking forward to having him back."