Matai charged with Grade 4 careless tackle

Manly’s Steve Matai is facing up to three weeks on the sideline after he was charged on Monday by the NRL match review committee with a grade 4 careless high tackle.

Matai was charged for his tackle on Panthers’ Danny Galea in the 66th minute of Manly’s 22-4 loss on Sunday afternoon.

Matai will miss two weeks with an early guilty plea, or three weeks if he fights the charge at the judiciary and loses.

Matai was the only player charged by the NRL match review committee after Round 12.