PENRITH five-eighth Travis Burns faces bans of up to 16 matches, while South Sydney star Greg Inglis has been hit with a possible five-match suspension after being among nine players charged by the NRL match review committee.
Among them are three St George Illawarra players – Dan Hunt, Josh Miller and Trent Merrin – all of whom were charged with grade one careless high tackles.
Burns is set to miss the rest of the season after he was charged for an intentional high tackle and a chicken wing incident in the Panthers 28-16 victory over the Roosters at Centrebet Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
He was was sent-off for a high shot on Martin Kennedy and received a grade three intentional high tackle charge that carries a suspension of 12 matches, while he is also facing a grade a grade two dangerous contact – unnessary arm/shoulder pressure for his chicken-wing style tackle on Roosters forward Mose Masoe.
If the Panthers take the early plea to both charges, the five-eighth would be ruled out for a total of 12 matches.
Inglis was charged with a grade four dangerous contact – shoulder, for his tackle on Young in the 33rd minute of the Rabbitohs’ 36-14 victory at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
An early guilty plea would sideline him for four matches but he faces a five-match ban if he unsuccesfully challenges the charge at the judiciary.
Brisbane’s Ben Te’o is facing a week suspension after he was charged with a grade two careless high-tackle on Titans forward Luke Bailey.
Teammate Josh Hoffman is facing a one or two-match suspension for a grade two dangerous contact charge.
Canberra’s Josh Papalii was charged with a grade one dangerous contact with a kicker, but will be free to play if he takes the early guilty plea.
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