North Queensland lock Jason Taumalolo.

Taumalolo cops suspension, Hetherington pays for poor record

Cowboys lock Jason Taumalolo will spend a week on the sidelines due to a shoulder charge on Jamayne Isaako in his team's 34-30 win over Brisbane on Thursday night.

Taumalolo will miss one game after entering an early plea. He risked a two-match ban if he unsuccessfully challenged the charge at the judiciary.

His teammate Te Maire Martin was also cited; his 25th minute challenge on Matt Lodge in which his knees contacted Lodge's head attracted a grade one dangerous contact charge but he has escaped suspension with an early plea.

Panthers forward Jack Hetherington has received a two-match ban for a careless high tackle charge on AJ Brimson in his team's dramatic win over the Titans on Saturday.

Hetherington was charged with a grade-one careless high tackle for his hit on the Gold Coast fullback.

A player with a clean record can escape with a fine if it's their first offence but due to Hetherington's poor record - two similar offences in the past two years and three non-similar offences - he will get two matches with an early guilty plea.

Broncos forward Tevita Pangai jnr was the third player cited from the game. His 46th minute effort on Taumalolo also attracted a grade one dangerous contact charge and he has escaped suspension with an early plea.

Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson has entered an early guilty plea for a grade one dangerous throw on Wests Tigers forward Luke Garner but will not miss a match.

 

Player  Jason Taumalolo 
Club Cowboys 
Minute of match 47th 
Charge/incident Shoulder charge 
Charge grade 
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 1
Points calculation 150
Carryover points 50
Misconduct on whom? Jamayne Isaako

 

Player Te Maire Martin
Club Cowboys 
Minute of match 25th 
Charge/incident Dangerous Contact - Head/Neck
Charge grade
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points calculation 75
Carryover points 75
Misconduct on whom? Matthew Lodge 

 

Player  Tevita Pangai jnr 
Club Broncos 
Minute of match 46th 
Charge/incident Dangerous Contact - Head/Neck
Charge grade
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points calculation 75
Carryover points
Misconduct on whom? Jason Taumalolo

 

Player  Jack Hetherington 
Club Panthers
Minute of match 33rd 
Charge/incident High tackle - careless
Charge grade
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 2
Points calculation 195:50=245
Carryover points 45
Misconduct on whom? AJ Brimson

 

Player  Josh Hodgson 
Club Raiders
Minute of match 70th 
Charge/incident Dangerous throw
Charge grade
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points calculation 75
Carryover points 75
Misconduct on whom? Luke Garner