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Eastwood and Lee face suspension

Eastwood and Lee face suspension

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs forward Greg Eastwood and Canberra winger Edrick Lee both face a week on the sideline after they were cited by the NRL match review committee on Monday afternoon. 

Eastwood (dangerous contact) and Lee (tripping) were among five players charged on Monday following Round 21 of the NRL Telstra Premiership. 

Eastwood's grade 1 charge on Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce wouldn't normally warrant a suspension, but the Bulldogs forward has 73 carry-over points which will mean he will miss his side's Friday night blockbuster clash with the Broncos unless he successfully fights the charge at the NRL judiciary. 

Canberra's Lee was charged for tripping North Queensland's Justin O'Neil in the second half of the Raiders loss to the Cowboys. The flyer will miss his side's clash with the Wests Tigers unless he successfully fights the charge at the NRL judiciary. 

Wests Tigers' Keith Galloway (contact with match official), Canberra's Blake Austin (dangerous throw) and St George Illawarra's Leeson Ah Mau (careless high tackle) will all avoid suspension with early pleas. 

Roosters forward Kane Evans was not charged with a shoulder charge, with the NRL match review committee deeming a penalty sufficient. 

All players will have until midday on Tuesday to enter their pleas.

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