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Round 10 charges: Nikora, Sims, Luke accept one-match bans

Sharks forward Briton Nikora, Dragons back-rower Tariq Sims and Broncos hooker Issac Luke have all been suspended for one match after entering early guilty pleas to charges arising from round 10.

Nikora accepted a one-match ban for a shoulder charge on Warriors halfback Blake Green.

The Kiwi second-rower was charged with a grade-one offence for the tackle in the 22nd minute of Cronulla's emphatic win at Gosford on Sunday.

Sims entered an early guilty plea on a dangerous contact charge against the Bulldogs.

Sims' collision with Kieran Foran in the 38th minute of Saturday's match at WIN Stadium attracted a grade one charge for dangerous contact to the head/neck of an opponent.

Fellow Dragon Euan Aitken also entered an early guilty plea and avoided suspension on a similar charge to Sims.

Broncos hooker Issac Luke will miss the clash with the Storm after accepting a one-match ban for a dangerous throw in Friday night's loss to Wests Tigers.

Luke was charged over a tackle on Chris Lawrence with eight minutes remaining in the match.

Because of a prior similar offence, the former New Zealand international was facing a one-match ban whether he entered an early guilty plea or was found guilty at the NRL judiciary.

Warriors loan forward Jack Hetherington was slapped with a grade-one dangerous contact charge for a hit on Sharks hooker Blayke Brailey in the same game but escaped suspension with an early guilty plea.

 

Player Jack Hetherington
Club Warriors
Minute of match 18th
Charge/incident Dangerous contact - Other
Charge grade 1
Result - guilty or not guilty Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation 90
Carryover points 90
Misconduct on whom? Blayke Brailey

 

Player Briton Nikora
Club Sharks
Minute of match 22nd
Charge/incident Shoulder charge
Charge grade 1
Result - Guilty or not guilty Guilty - Early plea
Matches to serve  1
Points/fine calculation 150
Carryover points 50
Misconduct on whom? Blake Green

 

Player Tariq Sims
Club Dragons
Minute of match 38th
Charge/incident Dangerous contact - head/neck
Charge grade 1
Result - Guilty or not guilty Guilty - Early plea
Matches to serve 1
Points/fine calculation 112
Carryover points 12
Misconduct on whom? Kieran Foran

 

Player Euan Aitken
Club Dragons
Minute of match 38th
Charge/incident Dangerous contact - head/neck
Charge grade 1
Result - Guilty or not guilty Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation 75
Carryover points 75
Misconduct on whom? Josh Jackson

 

Player Issac Luke
Club Broncos
Minute of match 72nd
Charge/incident Dangerous throw
Charge grade 1
Result - guilty or not guilty Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 1
Points/fine calculation 112
Carryover points 12
Misconduct on whom? Chris Lawrence