It’s been a dramatic Monday in the National Rugby League with ten players charged by the Match Review Committee and Jamal Idris’ season over after being injured in Penrith’s win over Manly.
Tyson Frizell came under scrutiny from the Match Review Committee after being placed on report for his tackle on Tim Browne in the second half of the Dragons 31-6 victory over Canterbury. His Grade 5 careless high tackle will see him miss two matches with a guilty plea.
Sam Moa (Grade 1 careless) is facing a week on the sidelines as too is Broncos Jarrod Wallace (Grade 1 dangerous contact) out of the Friday night match at Suncorp Stadium.
Andrew Fifita (Grade 3 dangerous throw) with an early plea will miss four matches for his tackle on Adam Clydesdale.
Parramatta’s Nathan Peats and Ma’u will escape penalty if they plead guilty for dangerous throw charges out of their loss to Gold Coast. Not so lucky is Titans Eddy Pettybourne who will miss their clash with Penrith after his tackle on Darcy Lussick.
Ryan Hoffman and Sam Lisone will be free to play with early pleas and so too Jamie Buhrer, charged with a dangerous throw on Nigel Plum in Manly’s 22-12 defeat by Penrith.
Penrith’s win came at a cost with Jamal Idris and Elijah Taylor suffering knee injuries. The Panthers confirming that Idris’ season is over as he’ll require surgery to repair his ACL after tearing it in Saturday night’s victory. News may get worse with the extent of Taylor’s injury yet to be confirmed.
This may pave the way for out-of-favour Adam Docker to make his return to the top grade. Docker is due back from suspension after being sent off in Penrith’s VB NSW Cup loss to Newtown Jets back on March 21.