Titans coach John Cartwright will be without the services of impact hooker Paul Carter next weekend. Credit: Colin Whelan. Copyright: NRL Photos.
Gold Coast utility Paul Carter has been found guilty of a careless high tackle by the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night, and will now miss his club's Round 9 clash with South Sydney at home.
The first-year player failed to downgrade his grade 1 careless high tackle on Wests Tigers winger David Nofoaluma in the 75th minute of their Round 8 clash and as a result will spend one week on the sidelines. He has 63 carry over points left over.
In other judiciary news, Wests Tigers centre Tim Simona will miss this weekend's Pacific Test after taking an early guilty plea for a dangerous throw charge.
Simona was cited with a Grade 2 Dangerous Throw charge for his 49th-minute effort on Aidan Sezer in the same game and has taken the early plea rather than risk missing three games, meaning he has been ruled out of appearing for Samoa this weekend.
The Test counts as one of his two matches to serve, meaning he will be available for his side's Round 10 trip to Remondis Stadium.
Canberra prop Brett White (Grade 1 Tripping on Manly's Daly Cherry-Evans) and Wests Tigers back-rower Bodene Thompson (Grade 1 Dangerous Contact – Unnecessary Use of Knee on Titan Greg Bird) have both taken the early plea and will be free to play in Round 9.