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Burly Bulldogs prop Dylan Napa faces an anxious wait after being placed on report for leading with his head into a tackle during Sunday's gut-wrenching one-point loss to Wests Tigers.

Questions over Napa's use of his head have reared again after he was belatedly placed on report for a tackle on Tigers forward Sam McIntyre during the 29-28 thriller at Bankwest Stadium.

McIntyre was crunched in a two-man tackle by Napa and fellow Canterbury forward Luke Thompson as they defended their line, with Napa's first contact on his Tigers opponent's jaw coming from the top of his own head.

Play then continued but Napa was cited at the next stoppage after intervention from the NRL Bunker.

Canterbury coach Steve Georgallis did not comment on the incident afterwards as he hadn't reviewed the footage.

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Napa served a three-game ban for leading with the head in a tackle on Andrew McCulllough while he was playing for the Roosters in 2018, returning from that ban in time for the Tricolours' grand final triumph.

The former Queensland Origin rep was also involved in a similar incident in which Korbin Sims suffer a broken jaw earlier that year when Napa's head hit his own.

A verdict on Napa's Tigers incident will be delivered by the NRL match review committee on Monday.

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Georgallis started his post-match media conference declaring "I need a beer" after watching Canterbury slump to a 22-6 deficit, then recover to lead by six only to be beaten at the death.

"It's just one of those years where I don't know, maybe someone ran over a cat," Georgallis said.

"It's tough to take. The players, their effort has always been there, there's just instances of the game where we just need to be a bit smarter.

"We talked about that after the game. Their effort's been there all year. They just need to be smarter with parts of their game. They're learning. Unfortunately it didn't get us the win."

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