Eel in Trouble

Eel in Trouble

Parramatta forward Ma’u is facing a maximum two-week suspension for dangerous contact on Cowboys winger Kyle Feldt.

Warriors forward Ben Matulino is facing up to four weeks on the sideline after he was cited for a shoulder charge, while another eight players have been charged by the NRL match review committee on Monday. 

Jacob Lillyman (grade one careless high tackle), James Roberts (grade one contrary conduct), Dylan Napa (grade one careless high tackle), Joseph Leilua (grade one contrary conduct and dangerous throw), Manu Ma’u (grade one dangerous contact), Matt Scott (grade one dangerous contact), Marika Koroibete (grade one dangerous throw) and David Klemmer (grade one contrary conduct) were all cited during a dramatic Round 2 of the NRL Telstra Premiership. 

Matulino’s 71st minute challenge on Broncos winger Corey Oates could rule the Warriors forward out for three matches with an early guilty plea or four matches if he fights the charge at the NRL judiciary and loses. 

Leilua is facing a minimum of three weeks on the sidelines after he was charged twice by the match review committee, a grade one dangerous throw on Shaun Kenny-Dowall and a grade one contrary conduct for his involvement in an incident with Dyaln Napa that resulted in the Raiders centre being sent to the sin bin. 

Leilua could miss four matches if he unsuccessfully challenges the charges at the NRL judiciary. 

Parramatta forward Ma’u is facing a maximum two-week suspension for dangerous contact on Cowboys winger Kyle Feldt. Ma’u has 38 carry-over points meaning if he was to fight the charge at the NRL judiciary and lose he would miss two matches. An early plea would see him just miss Round 3.

Roberts, Napa, Scott, Lillyman and Koroibete could all escape suspension with early pleas.

Bulldogs forward Klemmer is contesting his contrary conduct charge at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night. If he is found not guilty he will be free to play in Round 3, however a guilty verdict would result in the firebrand prop being suspended for two matches.

All other players will have until midday on Tuesday to enter a plea.

Eel in Trouble

Eel in Trouble

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