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Penrith will turn to a fifth choice five-eighth to replace James Maloney but talismanic skipper Sam Burgess will still lead the Rabbitohs against Melbourne in a mixed night at the judiciary for two of the NRL's biggest names.

Burgess's grade two charge for a high shot on Cronulla's Matt Moylan was downgraded on Tuesday night, resulting in a $1900 fine and no suspension for the big Brit.

Moylan has since been ruled out of action this week due to ongoing concussion effects suffered in the tackle, after initially passing his HIA and returning to play last weekend.

Maloney's failed bid to overturn his one-game ban for tripping Bulldog Jeremy Marshall-King, rules him out of Friday's critical clash with Cronulla, leaving the Panthers with fifth-string five-eighth options Sione Katoa or untried Dubbo product Matt Burton to partner Nathan Cleary in the halves, with Jarome Luai (eye injury), Wayde Egan (shoulder) and Tyron May (stood down) all unavailable.

Melbourne prop Nelson Asofa-Solomona was slapped with a dangerous contact charge following Friday night's 40-4 demolition of Brisbane.

Asofa-Solomona was charged with dangerous contact to the neck/head of Broncos forward Patrick Carrigan after an incident in the 55th minute of the round 20 match at Suncorp Stadium.

He is free to play against the Rabbitohs in round 21 after an early guilty plea and now has 90 carry-over points against his name.

Eels back-rower Manu Ma'u is facing a fine after being charged with a grade 1 careless high tackle. The fine will be $1150 if he makes an early guilty plea.


Player Nelson Asofa-Solomona
Club Storm
Minute of match 55th
Charge/incident Dangerous contact - head/neck
Charge grade 1
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to miss 0
Points/fine calculation 90
Carry-over points 90
Misconduct on whom? Patrick Carrigan


Player James Maloney
Club Panthers
Minute of match 73rd
Charge/incident Tripping
Charge grade 1
Result Guilty at panel
Matches to miss 1
Points/fine calculation 140
Carry-over points 40
Misconduct on whom?  Jeremy Marshall-King


Player Sam Burgess
Club Rabbitohs
Minute of match 4th
Charge/incident High tackle - careless
Charge grade 2
Result Guilty - downgraded to 1
Fine $1900
Misconduct on whom?  Matthew Moylan


Player Manu Ma'u
Club Eels
Minute of match 36th
Charge/incident High tackle - careless
Charge grade 1
Result Plea - Tuesday 12pm
Misconduct on whom?  Corey Norman


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