Frizell to fight referee contact charge
St George Illawarra star Tyson Frizell will face the NRL judiciary on Tuesday to fight a one-match suspension for touching a referee.
Frizell was slapped with a grade one contrary conduct charge for contact on referee Chris James after brushing past him while running back into a defensive position in his team's loss to Canterbury.
If found guilty, the NSW Origin representative will miss Thursday's clash with Brisbane in Wollongong.
Dragons second-rower Joel Thompson, meanwhile, has made an early guilty plea and will sit out Thursday's clash after his high tackle on Bulldogs forward Josh Jackson.
Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds has escaped a ban after entering an early guilty plea for tripping.