Sharks captain Paul Gallen is facing a one-match ban after
being charged with Grade 1 Dangerous Contact (Unnecessary Head/Neck Pressure)
by the NRL Match Review Committee today.
Gallen was charged over his tackle on the Cowboys’ Scott
Bolton in the 53rd minute of Sunday’s match and with an early guilty
plea would receive one-match ban. If he fights the charge and loses he would
also receive a one-match ban.
Gallen was one of five players charged today following Round
25 action with Roosters forward Frank-Paul Nuuausala handed a Grade 1 Dangerous
Throw charge for his tackle on Titans forward Ryan James.
Nuuausala will be free to play in Friday night’s clash with
the Rabbitohs if he enters an early guilty plea.
Bulldogs forward Josh Jackson and Broncos duo Peter Wallace and
Dunamis Lui have each received Grade 1 Careless High tackle charges but all
will be free to play in the final round.
All players have until midday tomorrow to enter a plea.