Warriors prop Bunty Afoa.

Afoa clear to play Knights after being found not guilty

Warriors forward Bunty Afoa has been found not guilty of a dangerous contact head/neck charge and is free to play the Knights at Mt Smart Stadium this Friday.

Afoa was hit with hit with a grade one charge for an incident involving Dragon Leeson Ah Mau last Saturday but successfully fought the charge on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, Brisbane forward Josh McGuire has received a one-match suspension after pleading guilty to a contrary conduct charge, while Warriors forward Sam Lisone has been suspended for two matches.

McGuire was handed a grade-one charge for a 24th-minute incident in Brisbane's loss to Canterbury on Thursday night after pulling the hair of Bulldogs lock Adam Elliott.

There was a similar incident two weeks ago in which footage showed McGuire pulling a similar stunt on Panthers forward Corey Harawira-Naera but the Broncos lock was not charged after that game. 

Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has received a fine of $1350 after entering an early guilty plea for a 19th-minute careless high tackle on Cowboys veteran Kane Linnett.

Meanwhile, Wests Tigers forward Sauaso Sue has avoided a suspension after entering an early plea over a grade one dangerous contact charge over a tackle on Newcastle fullback Kalyn Ponga on Friday night.

 

Player 

Josh McGuire
Club  Broncos
Minute of match  24th 
Charge/incident  Contrary conduct
Charge grade 
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 1
Points/fine calculation 150
Carryover points  50
Misconduct on whom?  Adam Elliott

 

Player  Bunty Afoa
Club  Warriors
Minute of match  47th
Charge/incident  Dangerous contact - head/neck
Charge grade 
Result Not guilty
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation -
Carryover points  -
Misconduct on whom?  Leeson Ah Mau

 

Player  Sam Lisone
Club  Warriors
Minute of match  64th
Charge/incident  Dangerous contact - head/neck
Charge grade 
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 2
Points/fine calculation 202+75=277
Carryover points  77
Misconduct on whom?  Tariq Sims

 

Player  Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Club  Roosters
Minute of match  19th
Charge/incident  High tackle - careless
Charge grade 
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation $1350
Carryover points  N/A
Misconduct on whom?  Kane Linnett