Check the outcomes of the NRL Match Review Committee from Round 15.
Club: South Sydney Rabbitohs
Opponent: Wests Tigers
Charge: Dangerous Contact – Head/Neck (Eye Contact)
It was only seven minutes into the Thursday night encounter when Robbie Farah was tackled near the South Sydney line. In the tackle, George Burgess eye gouged Robbie Farah. This caused uproar as there was consensus that Burgess should have been sent off. The incident was sent direct to NRL Judiciary. South Sydney’s Shane Richardson telling the press after the verdict, “It’s a tragedy for George and his family”.
Outcome: Guilty Plea – 9 match ban
Club: St George-Illawarra Dragons
Opponent: North Queensland Cowboys
Charge: Grade 2 – Dangerous Contact
In the opening Friday night game just after half-time, Michael Morgan had passed the ball when Tariq Sims made contact on the Cowboys playmaker. As a result Morgan was forced off the field under the HIA assessment and did not return. Sims decided to challenge the charge at NRL Judiciary.
Outcome: Guilty verdict – 1 match ban
Club: Melbourne Storm
Opponent: Sydney Roosters
Charge: Grade 1 – Dangerous Contact
Jesse Bromwich was placed on report early in the Storm’s win over the Roosters at the Adelaide Oval after a tackle on Siosiua Taukeiaho. Bromwich took the early plea and escaped suspension.
Outcome: Early Plea – 0 match ban (75 carry-over points)
Club: Parramatta Eels
Opponent: Canberra Raiders
Charge: Grade 2 – High Tackle
Peni Terepo was charged following his tackle on Jordan Rapana near the half hour mark of their clash with the Canberra Raiders in Darwin on Saturday night. Rapana was forced off the field under the HIA but was cleared to return.
Outcome: Early Plea – 4 match ban