Rabbitohs and Queensland forward Dave Taylor could miss the Harvey Norman State of Origin decider at Suncorp Stadium on July 6 after he was today charged with a Grade 2 Dangerous throw by the NRL’s Match Review Committee.
Taylor’s tackle on Broncos forward Scott Anderson happened in the 5th minute of the Rabbitohs 16-12 victory over Brisbane at nib Stadium in Perth.
Taylor is facing four weeks on the sidelines with an early guilty plea.
The Grade 2 Dangerous throw carries a base penalty of 325 points, but prior offences have come back to haunt the Queensland forward.
A similar offence within the last two years and another previous tackle is the reason Taylor has 70% loading on his charge.
The charge comes after the match review committee was today shown several angles of the incident, with an angle directly behind the tackle appearing to be the most damning.
The Rabbitohs and Taylor will have until midday Tuesday to notify the NRL whether or not they want to contest the charge.
In the event that the Rabbitohs challenge either the grading or the charge, a judiciary hearing will be held on Wednesday night at NRL Headquarters in Moore Park.