Milne, O'Brien and French charged
St George-Illawarra Dragons centre Taane Milne is facing a one match ban, while Eels' forward Rory O'Brien and winger Bevan French have been cited by the NRL match review committee but will be free to play with early guilty pleas.
Milne was slapped with a grade one dangerous throw for a tackle on Roosters' forward Boyd Cordner in the 18th minute of his side's heavy 42-6 loss in Round 24 of the Telstra Premiership at Allianz Stadium.
The base penalty for the charge is just 125 points, but the Dragons centre has a loading from a similar offence as well as a non-similar offence in the past two years, meaning he will miss one match with an early plea, but would risk a two-match ban if he fights the charge at the NRL judiciary and loses.
Eels duo O'Brien (grade one dangerous contact) and French (grade one dangerous throw) will be free to play in Round 25 with early guilty pleas.
O'Brien was charged for a tackle on Raiders' winger Brenko Lee in the 23rd minute of his side's loss to Canberra, while French was cited for a tackle on Raiders captain Jarrod Croker in the 80th minute.