Knights back-rower Lachlan Fitzgibbon.

Fitzgibbon found guilty at judiciary and will miss two games

Newcastle second-rower Lachlan Fitzgibbon has failed in his bid to have his grade two dangerous contact charge downgraded and will now miss two matches.

Fitzgibbon was facing a one-match ban for the tackle on Melbourne prop Tim Glasby, but he would have been free to play in round 16 with 75 carryover points if he successfully had the charge downgraded.

However the panel found the Knights back-rower guilty and he will now miss two games - against the Bulldogs in round 16 and Eels in round 18.

Bulldogs and NSW prop David Klemmer is free to play State of Origin II despite being hit with a dangerous contact charge in his side's round 15 loss to the Titans.

Klemmer was charged over a 79th-minute tackle on Titans five-eighth AJ Brimson has avoided a ban with an early guilty plea.

Sharks co-captain Paul Gallen has also avoided suspension by pleading guilty to a dangerous contact charge for a 75th-minute tackle on Brisbane's Joe Ofahengaue.

Meanwhile Manly forward Joel Thompson accepted a fine for a careless high tackle on Dragons centre Euan Aitken. 

Warriors forward Adam Blair will miss two matches over a dangerous contact charge resulting from a tackle on Cowboys winger Kyle Feldt. It means he was unavailable for next week's New Zealand-England Test in Denver.

Roosters centre Joseph Manu has copped a one-match suspension over a grade one dangerous contact charge on Panthers winger Tyrone Phillips, due to having 50 carryover points to his name, while Blair's Warriors teammate Peta Hiku has avoided suspension with an early guilty plea after being charged with a grade one dangerous throw on Kane Linnett.

Rookie Eels hooker Reed Mahoney accepted a one-game suspension after picking up a second charge in as many NRL games.

Mahoney took the early plea for a grade one dangerous throw charge on Justin O'Neill last week, picking up 75 carry-over points in the process.

The new charge, for dangerous contact on Rabbitohs forward Cameron Murray, attracted 90 points for an early plea.

Player Lachlan Fitzgibbon
Club  Knights 
Minute of match  65th 
Charge/incident Dangerous contact - head/neck  
Charge grade  2
Result Guilty - at panel
Matches/fine to serve 2
Points/fine calculation 200
Carryover points 
Misconduct on whom?  Tim Glasby  

 

Player David Klemmer  
Club  Bulldogs 
Minute of match  79th 
Charge/incident Dangerous contact - other  
Charge grade  1
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches/fine to serve 0
Points/fine calculation  75
Carryover points  75
Misconduct on whom?  AJ Brimson  

 

Player  Paul Gallen
Club  Sharks 
Minute of match  75th 
Charge/incident  Dangerous contact - head/neck
Charge grade  1
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches/fine to serve
Points/fine calculation   75
Carryover points  75 
Misconduct on whom?  Joe Ofahengaue

 

Player  Joel Thompson 
Club  Sea Eagles  
Minute of match  50th 
Charge/incident  High tackle - careless 
Charge grade
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches/fine to serve 0
Points/fine calculation   $1100 
Carryover points  N/A
Misconduct on whom?  Euan Aitken 

 

Player  Reed Mahoney
Club  Eels 
Minute of match  44th 
Charge/incident Dangerous contact - head/neck
Charge grade  1
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches/fine to serve 1
Points/fine calculation   90+75=165
Carryover points 65 
Misconduct on whom?  Cameron Murray

 

Player  Adam Blair
Club  Warriors
Minute of match  29th
Charge/incident  Dangerous contact - head/neck
Charge grade
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches/fine to serve 2
Points/fine calculation   210+40=250
Carryover points  50 
Misconduct on whom?  Kyle Feldt

 

Player  Peta Hiku
Club  Warriors
Minute of match  55th
Charge/incident  Dangerous throw
Charge grade
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches/fine to serve 0
Points/fine calculation   75
Carryover points  75 
Misconduct on whom?  Kane Linnett

 

Player  Joseph Manu
Club  Roosters
Minute of match  5th 
Charge/incident  Dangerous contact - head/neck
Charge grade
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches/fine to serve 1
Points/fine calculation   90+50=140
Carryover points  40
Misconduct on whom?  Tyronne Phillips