Charged: Lussick & Harrison facing week on sidelines

Manly’s Darcy Lussick and Gold Coast’s Ashley Harrison are both facing a week on the sidelines after they were charged by the NRL Match review committee on Monday.

Three other players were charged from the weekend’s games, but they will all be free to play in Round 8 if they take the early guilty plea.

Sea Eagles forwards Lussick and Jamie Buhrer were both charged with a Grade 1 dangerous throw for their tackle on Titans winger David Mead in the 36th minute of Manly’s 26-14 loss to the Gold Coast at Brookvale Oval.

Lussick is facing a week on the sidelines due to a prior offence, but Buhrer will be free to play for City Origin at Mudgee on Sunday afternoon if he takes the early plea.

Gold Coast’s Ashley Harrison could miss a week after he was charged with a Grade 1 careless high tackle on Manly’s Vic Mauro in the 18th minute of their match. Harrison has 55 carry-over points which means even with the early plea, he would miss his side’s round 8 clash with the Broncos.

Jamal Idris was also charged with a Grade 1 careless high tackle, but will be available to play if he takes the early plea.

North Queensland’s Ashton Sims was charged with grade 1 striking, but will take his place in his side’s match against the Rabbitohs with the early plea.

Clubs have until midday on Tuesday to enter their pleas.

Player
Club
Time
Charge
Grade
Penalty Points
Carry-over Points
Idris,
Jamal
Titans
14th
High Tackle - Careless
1
Early Plea: 84
1
Guilty: 112
Harrison,
Ashley
Titans
18th
High Tackle - Careless
1
Early Plea: 67
55
Guilty: 90
Buhrer,
Jamie
Sea Eagles
36th
Dangerous Throw
1
Early Plea: 93
0
Guilty: 125
Lussick,
Darcy
Sea Eagles
36th
Dangerous Throw
1
Early Plea: 112
0
Guilty: 150
Sims,
Ashton
Cowboys
68th
Striking
1
Early Plea: 93
0
Guilty: 125