Canterbury prop Luke Thompson has been referred straight to the judiciary after he was cited for an eye gouge in his side's loss Penrith.
The Englishman is charged with allegedly making contact with the eyes of Panthers captain James Tamou — who will join Wests Tigers in 2021 — with the incident referred straight to the judiciary on Tuesday night.
Thompson isn't the only player set to front the judiciary with Storm forward Max King also facing a lengthy ban after he was cited for a Dangerous Contact charge.
King will front the judiciary following his "hip drop" tackle on Dragons forward Blake Lawrie.
Elsewhere, Wests Tigers fullback Adam Doueihi will miss the opening match of the 2021 season after he was cited for a shoulder charge in his side's loss to Parramatta while Eels forward Ryan Matterson is able to escape suspension despite attracting a Grade One Dangerous Contact charge.
North Queensland fullback Valentine Holmes will also miss the opening game of State of Origin after he too was cited for a shoulder charge.
Holmes is eligible for Game Two after pleading guilty to the offence.
|Valentine Holmes (North Queensland Cowboys)||Grade 1 Shoulder Charge||1 week|
|Ryan Matterson (Parramatta Eels)||Grade 1 Dangerous Contact - Head/Neck||0 weeks|
|Adam Doueihi (Wests Tigers)||Grade 1 Shoulder Charge||1 week|
|Luke Thompson (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)||Dangerous Contact - Head/Neck (Eye Gouge)||Judiciary|
|Sean Keppie (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles)||Grade 1 Contrary Conduct||$700 fine|
|Jazz Tevaga (New Zealand Warriors)||Grade 1 Contrary Conduct||$550 fine|
|Tui Kamikamica (Melbourne Storm)||Grade 2 Dangerous Contact - Other||1-2 weeks|
|Max King (Melbourne Storm)||Dangerous Contact - Other||Judiciary|