Lewis cops ban, Bird to fight charge
Luke Lewis has taken an early guilty plea to his shoulder charge and will miss his side's Round 7 match, while Greg Bird will head to the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night to dispute the grading of his careless high tackle.
Bird will be free to play in Round 7 if he is successful at the NRL judiciary.
Elsewhere Dragons five-eighth Gareth Widdop (tripping), Canberra forwards Shaun Fensom and Joseph Tapine (both dangerous throw), and Manly pivot Dylan Walker (tripping) have all taken early pleas and will be free to play this week.
The Raiders have advised that Fensom and Tapine have both taken early guilty pleas and will both cop 93 carryover points but won't miss any games. Widdop has also taken an early guilty plea and will not miss any games for the Dragons.