Luke to fight dangerous throw charge
South Sydney hooker Issac Luke will face the judiciary on Tuesday night, needing to beat grade one dangerous throw charge to have any chance of playing in Sunday's grand final against Canterbury.
Luke was cited for his throw on Sonny Bill Williams in the 38th minute of the Rabbitohs' preliminary final victory over the Roosters, and with 20 per cent loading for prior offences and 50 carry-over points already to his name, he will be rubbed out of the premiership decider if unless he beats the charge.
A statement from Souths confirmed they will head to League Central on Tuesday to "strenuously fight the charge," with an unsuccessful appeal resulting in a two-game suspension that would also affect his Four Nations campaign with New Zealand.
Bulldogs forward Tony Williams will not have a case to answer despite being put on report for a high shot on Penrith's Josh Mansour in Canterbury's 18-12 win on Saturday night.
Roosters prop Sam Moa was also cited by the committee for a careless high tackle on Kirisome Auva'a, but won't miss any game time with an early guilty plea.