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Judiciary Report: Round 15

Penrith forward Viliame Kikau will miss his side's Round 16 clash against Wests Tigers after he picked up a one-week suspension in his side's strong win over the Cronulla Sharks.

Kikau will join Parramatta forward Marata Nuikore on the sidelines in Round 16 after the Eels big man was charged under the new Crusher Tackle offence — set to miss one week with 50 carryover points with an early guilty plea.

Gold Coast prop Moeaki Fotuaika will also miss Round 15 after he was cited for a Grade 1 Crusher Tackle in his side's loss to the Canberra Raiders.

Dragons forward Paul Vaughan was the other player found to have fallen foul of the new rule, and will miss two weeks as a result of previous carryover points and suspensions throughout the 2020 season.

Broncos hooker Isaac Luke will miss next week's clash against the resurgent Sydney Roosters after he was found guilty of a Grade 1 Dangerous Contact charge.

Storm forward Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Raiders forward Josh Papalii, Broncos centre Kotoni Staggs, Cowboys forward Josh McGuire and Sea Eagles winger Tevita Funa were also all charged but can escape suspension with monetary fines.


Marata Nuikore (Parramatta Eels) Grade 1 Crusher Tackle 1 week
Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Melbourne Storm) Grade 1 High Tackle - Careless $700 fine
Viliame Kikau (Penrith Panthers) Grade 2 Dangerous Contact - Other 1 week
Isaac Luke (Brisbane Broncos) Grade 1 Dangerous Contact - Other 1 week
Paul Vaughan (St. George-Illawarra Dragons) Grade 1 Crusher Tackle 2 weeks
Kotoni Staggs (Brisbane Broncos) Grade 1 High Tackle - Careless $850 fine
Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders) Grade 1 High Tackle - Careless $550 fine
Moeaki Fotuaika (Gold Coast Titans) Grade 1 Crusher Tackle 1 week
Tevita Funa (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles) Grade 1 High Tackle - Careless $550 fine
Josh McGuire (North Queensland Cowboys) Grade 1 High Tackle - Careless $900 fine
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