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Judiciary Report: Round 2

Newcastle Knights will be without Phoenix Crossland for Sunday’s Round 2 clash against Wests Tigers after the utility half was hit with a grade two charge for his crusher tackle on Warriors winger David Fusitu'a.

Crossland will miss two matches for his offence, however Knights teammate Tyson Frizell will be available for selection after only receiving a fine for dangerous contact on Warriors forward Eliesa Katoa

All Wests Tigers players will be available for the match at McDonald Jones Stadium after no players were sighted by the NRL match review committee.

North Queensland winger Kyle Feldt has been rubbed out for two weeks after he was charged with a grade two dangerous throw on St George Illawarra centre Jack Bird. Feldt will be eligible to return when the Cowboys travel to Leichhardt Oval to face Wests Tigers in Round 5.

Canterbury-Bankstown winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is facing a stint on the sidelines for a grade two careless high tackle on Penrith halfback Nathan Cleary and will miss two games with an early guilty plea.

Melbourne's Felise Kaufusi will miss the grand final replay against the Panthers after copping a two-match ban for an incident involving Parramatta second-rower Ryan Matterson.

Warriors forward Jamayne Taunoa-Brown is will miss three games for a crusher tackle on Hymel Hunt during their loss against the Knights.

     
PLAYER CHARGE SUSPENSION
Phoenix Crossland (Newcastle Knights) Grade 2 Crusher tackle 2 weeks
Tyson Frizell (Newcastle Knights) Grade 1 Dangerous contact — head/neck $1150
Jamayne Taunoa-Brown (Warriors) Grade 2 Crusher tackle 3 weeks
Christian Welch (Melbourne Storm) Grade 1 Dangerous contact - other $1350
Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne Storm) Grade 2 Dangerous contact - head/neck 2 weeks
Kyle Feldt (North Queensland Cowboys)  Grade 2 Dangerous throw 2 weeks
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs) Grade 2 High tackle - careless 2 weeks