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Judiciary Report: Round 22

Wests Tigers duo Jacob Liddle and Thomas Mikaele will both miss Saturday’s clash against Cronulla after being charged with Grade 1 Crusher Tackle offences.

The hooker and prop were cited for a tackle on Heilum Luke in the third minute of the Round 22 game against North Queensland.

Liddle and Mikaele will miss just one match each after they both accepted early guilty pleas.

Liddle and Mikaele both charged with crusher tackle

Utility Michael Chee Kam has also been hit with a Grade 1 Dangerous Contact charge for contact on Valentine Holmes, however he can avoid suspension with a $1,150 fine.

Holmes was also fined for dangerous contact on David Nofoaluma, while Cowboys rookie Griffin Neame is set to miss a week for a crusher tackle on Ken Maumalo.

Parramatta are set to be without Ryan Matterson for the remainder of the regular season after he was charged with a Grade 3 Careless High Tackle on Manly’s Brad Parker, while Eels due Miaka Sivo and Joey Lussick were hit with fines for minor offences.

Matterson's prior similar offence has added carry-over points to his tally, though not enough to add any further weeks to the three-game ban he faces with an early guilty plea.

Matterson sent off for high contact

Roosters lock Victor Radley and Brisbane five-eighth Tyson Gamble are both facing extended stays on the sidelines after being charged by the match review committee from Friday night's match.

Radley is facing a suspension of three to four weeks after being hit with a grade two dangerous contact charge for making contact with the legs of Albert Kelly after the Broncos halfback put in a kick .

Gamble is facing a ban of two to three matches for a crusher tackle on Roosters forward Nat Butcher.

In other charges from Friday night's games, Penrith halves Jarome Luai (careless high tackle) and Nathan Cleary (dangerous contact), Dragons halfback Adam Clune (dangerous contact) and Broncos winger David Mead (careless high tackle) are all facing fines.

Meanwhile Canberra forward Corey Harawira-Naera is facing a four-week ban after he was sent off late in Thursday's game for high contact on Melbourne halfback Jahrome Hughes.

If he submits an early guilty plea, he will cop a three-game suspension, which would mean he would only play again in 2021 if the eighth-placed Raiders hang on to make the finals.

Harawira-Naera sent off for high tackle


Thomas Mikaele (Wests Tigers) Grade 1 Crusher Tackle 1 week
Jacob Liddle (Wests Tigers) Grade 1 Crusher Tackle 1 week
Michael Chee Kam (Wests Tigers) Grade 1 Dangerous Contact - Other  $1,150 fine
Valentine Holmes (North Queensland Cowboys) Grade 1 Dangerous Contact - Other  $1,600 fine
Griffin Neame (North Queensland Cowboys) Grade 1 Crusher Tackle 1 week
Ryan Matterson (Parramatta Eels) Grade 3 High Tackle - Careless  3 weeks
Maika Sivo (Parramatta Eels) Grade 1 High Tackle - Careless  $1,700 fine
Joey Lussick (Parramatta Eels) Grade 1 Dangerous Contact - Other  $750 fine
Victor Radley (Sydney Roosters) Grade 2 Dangerous Contact - Other  3 weeks
Tyson Gamble (Brisbane Broncos) Grade 1 Crusher Tackle 2 weeks
David Mead (Brisbane Broncos) Grade 1 High Tackle - Careless  $1,350 fine
Jarome Luai (Penrith Panthers) Grade 1 High Tackle - Careless  $1,700 fine
Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers) Grade 1 Dangerous Contact - Other  $1,150 fine
Adam Clune (St George Illawarra Dragons) Grade 1 Dangerous Contact - Other  $750 fine
Corey Harawira-Naera (Canberra Raiders) Grade 3 High Tackle - Reckless  3 weeks
Ryan James (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs) Grade 1 Dangerous Contact - Other  $1,350 fine
Reece Walsh (New Zealand Warriors) Grade 1 Contrary Conduct  $1,350 fine
Tyson Frizell (Newcastle Knights) Grade 1 High Tackle - Careless  1 week
Braden Uele (Cronulla Sutherland Sharks) Grade 1 High Tackle - Careless  $750 fine
Aiden Tolman (Cronulla Sutherland Sharks) Grade 1 Dangerous Contact - Other  1-2 weeks
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