South Sydney forward Paul Carter has been charged by the Match Review Committee after the Round 3 clash with the Dragons.

Carter, Mata'utia head to judiciary

Paul Carter and Sione Mata'utia have elected to challenge their respective charges from Round 3 at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.

Carter (grade one dangerous contact - other) has pleaded not guilty but will challenge the grading of his charge, while Mata'utia (dangerous throw) has pleaded not guilty. The pair will also be joined by Raiders centre Joey Leilua at Rugby League Central, who has pleaded not guilty to a contrary conduct charge from Round 2 but was already suspended for a separate incident in Round 3.

Penrith's Jeremy Latimore (grade one dangerous contact) and Wests Tigers' Chris Lawrence (grade one dangerous throw) will both miss Round 4 of the NRL Telstra Premiership after entering an early guilty plea for their charges.

Parramatta's Kieran Foran (grade one contact with match official), Penrith's Sam McKendry (grade one careless high tackle) and South Sydney's Kirisome Auva'a (grade one dangerous contact) will all escape suspension after also entering early pleas. 

Manly pair Martin Taupau and Brenton Lawrence have until 12pm AEDT on Wednesday to enter their pleas.