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Martin Taupau during his Manly debut at Brookvale Oval in Round 1.

Manly forwards Martin Taupau and Brenton Lawrence will be suspended for this week's match against the Roosters after entering early guilty pleas, while Penrith's Jeremy Latimore and Wests Tigers forward Chris Lawrence will also sit out a week with bans. 

Taupau pleaded guilty to a grade two dangerous high tackle on Cronulla's Jack Bird, while Brenton Lawrence accepted an early guilty plea to a dangerous contact charge and misses a week thanks to 65 carryover points from a previous offence.

Latimore is suspended for making dangerous contact with the head/neck while Chris Lawrence copped a one-match ban for a dangerous throw.

Paul Carter, Sione Mata'utia and Joseph Leilua will front the judiciary on Wednesday night, with Mata'utia challenging a dangerous throw charge, Carter disputing the grading of his grade two dangerous contact charge and Leilua disputing a contrary conduct charge from last week (he was already suspended for a separate dangerous throw charge).

Kieran Foran, Sam McKendry and Kirisome Auva'a are all free to play this week after taking the early guilty pleas for their charges.

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