Warriors winger Ngani Laumape returns for the New Zealanders this week.

Laumape staring at five-week ban

Warriors centre Ngani Laumape faces up to five weeks on the sidelines after being charged with a Grade 3 Dangerous Throw in his side's 19-10 win over the Broncos last Saturday.

Laumape will miss three weeks if his takes the early plea for his 45th-minute tackle on Brisbane's Josh Maguire, but faces a five-week suspension should he contest the charge and lose.

Teammate Suaia Matagi is the only other player to be charged out of Round 15 so far, copping a Grade 1 Dangerous Contact charge for collecting the Broncos' Josh Hoffman as he kicked down-field.

The reserve prop will not miss any game time if he takes the early guilty plea, leaving him available for the Warriors' clash with the Panthers at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday.