Round 25 charges: Young cops eight; JWH cleared; Evans banned

Raiders forward Hudson Young has received an eight-match ban for eye-gouging, his second suspension for the same offence this season.

Young unsuccessfully challenged a ban at the judiciary on Tuesday night, with the 21-year-old already having served a five-game suspension over a similar incident on Canterbury's Aiden Tolman earlier in the year.

Young pleaded not guilty, meaning he was not eligible for a 25% discount on his ban.

Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has been cleared by the judiciary of a high tackle charge from the incident that left Rabbitohs prop Liam Knight bloody and dazed late in Souths' 16-10 defeat of the premiers.

He is free to take on the Rabbitohs once again in the opening week of the finals series.

Parramatta prop Kane Evans has been suspended for Sunday's sudden death clash with Brisbane after failing to have a careless high tackle downgraded.

Sea Eagles prop Martin Taupau has copped the one-match ban for his high tackle on Eels forward Ray Stone, ruling him out of Manly's elimination final against Cronulla.

The Sharks will also be without a key player with young winger Ronaldo Mulitalo submitting an early guilty plea for a grade-one shoulder charge offence from a 17th-minute tackle on Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks during Cronulla's win at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.

Mulitalo could have been out for two matches if he unsuccessfully challenged the charge at the judiciary.

Knights prop David Klemmer was fined over a contrary conduct charge after he was found to have abused an NRL match official during Newcastle's heavy loss at Penrith on Sunday.

Klemmer was handed a grade-one offence for the 75th-minute incident, which incured a $1150 fine after he submitted an early guilty plea. 

Rabbitohs captain Sam Burgess meanwhile will watch South Sydney's first finals outing from the stands.

Burgess has accepted the early guilty plea to a grade-one contrary conduct charge and the resulting one-game ban, levelled at the Englishman for pulling the hair of Roosters rookie Billy Smith on Thursday night.

Evans was facing a game out whether he went to the judiciary or not so won't miss any extra game time with his unsuccessful bid for a downgrade.

Cowboys prop Josh McGuire's poor disciplinary record continues as well as he was charged with tripping Melbourne's Cameron Smith at AAMI Park.

The Storm loss was McGuire's first game back from a three-week suspension for contrary conduct, and he has accepted a one-game ban.

Warriors forward Agnatius Paasi has also been hit with a grade one dangerous contact charge but has avoided a suspension with an early plea. 

Name Hudson Young
Club Raiders
Minute of Match 30th
Charge/Incident Dangerous Contact - Head/Neck (Contact With Eye)
Charge Grade Referred
Result - guilty or not guilty? Guilty at panel
Matches to serve 8
Points/fine calculation 800
Carry-over Points 0
Misconduct on whom? Adam Pompey

 

Player Agnatius Paasi
Club Warriors
Time Minute of Match 13th
Charge/Incident Dangerous Contact - Head/Neck
Charge Grade 1
Result - guilty or not guilty? Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation 90
Carry-over Points 90
Misconduct on whom? Corey Horsburgh

 

Player Martin Taupau
Club Sea Eagles
Time Minute of Match 46th
Charge/Incident High tackle -careless
Charge Grade 3
Result - Guilty or not guilty? Guilty - early plea 
Matches to serve 1
Points/fine calculation 150
Carry-over Points  50
Misconduct on whom? Ray Stone
Player Kane Evans
Club Eels
Time Minute of Match 68th
Charge/Incident High tackle - careless
Charge Grade 2
Result - Guilty or not guilty? Guilty at panel 
Base Penalty for Charge 150
Carry-over Points  50
Misconduct on whom? Brad Parker
Player Josh McGuire
Club Cowboys
Time Minute of Match 56th
Charge/Incident Tripping
Charge Grade 1
Result - guilty or not guilty? Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 1
Points/fine calculation 135+35=170
Carry-over Points 70
Misconduct on whom? Cameron Smith

 

Player Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Club Roosters
Time Minute of Match 74th
Charge/Incident High Tackle - Careless
Charge Grade 1
Result - guilty nor not guilty? Not guilty
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation 0
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? Liam Knight
Player Sam Burgess
Club Rabbitohs
Time Minute of Match 22nd
Charge/Incident Contrary Conduct
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or not guilty? Guilty - early plea 
Matches to serve 1
Points/fine calculation 142
Carry-over Points  42
Misconduct on whom? Billy Smith

 

Player Ronaldo Mulitalo
Club Sharks
Time Minute of Match 17th
Charge/Incident Shoulder charge
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or not guilty? Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 1
Points/fine calculation 180
Carry-over Points  80
Misconduct on whom? Luke Brooks
 

 

Player David Klemmer
Club Knights
Time Minute of Match 75th
Charge/Incident Contrary conduct
Charge Grade 1
Result - guilty or not guilty Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation $1150
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? NRL Match Official