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Cowboys prop Josh McGuire.

Cowboys prop Josh McGuire has been fined $900 after entering an early guilty plea to a grade one careless high tackle charge.

The original fine was $750 – issued for a 75th-minute tackle on Kalyn Ponga in the side's loss to Newcastle on Sunday – but three previous charges over the last two years for the former Queensland and Australia representative bumped up the penalty.

St George Illawarra prop Paul Vaughan will miss two matches after entering an early guilty plea to a crusher tackle charge.

His tackle on Brisbane winger Richie Kennar on Friday night would have resulted in a three-week ban if he had failed to secure a not guilty result at the judiciary.

He misses games against the Titans and Cowboys and returns for the Round 18 match against Canberra.

Titans prop Moeaki Fotuaika was facing a two-week ban after being charged with a crusher tackle offence in his side's loss to Canberra on Saturday but an early guilty plea reduced that to one match.

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Two other players were charged after a review of Saturday's matches.

Raiders prop Josh Papalii and Manly winger Tevita Funa will both pay $550 fines after being issued grade one high tackle (careless) charges.

Star Panthers second-rower Viliame Kikau also faced a two-match ban following his team's win over the Sharks but an early guilty plea cut that back to one week.

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Kikau was handed a grade two dangerous contact charge for a late hit on Sharks half Braydon Trindall.

Broncos hooker Issac Luke, who had two prior offences in the past two years, accepted a one-match ban with an early guilty plea after being charged with grade one dangerous contact.

The charge stemmed from a tackle on Dragons forward Josh Kerr in the opening minutes of Friday night's game.

Teammate Kotoni Staggs was fined $850 for a grade one careless high tackle on St George Illawarra's Euan Aitken.

Eels forward Marata Niukore was another facing a two-game ban after he was charged with a grade-one crusher tackle in Thursday night's win over Melbourne.

Niukore, pinged by the match review committee for his tackle on Storm forward Tom Eisenhuth in the 30th minute of the 14-0 triumph, also reduced his sentence to one game with an early guilty plea.

Melbourne prop Nelson Asofa-Solomona was handed a grade-one careless high tackle charge for his hit on Niukore in the 53rd minute and received a fine of $750 after submitting an early guilty plea.

Asofa-Solomona sent to the sin bin for tackle on Niukore

 

Name Josh McGuire
Club Cowboys
Time Minute of Match 75th
Charge/Incident High tackle - Careless
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early Plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/Fine calculation $900
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? Kalyn Ponga

 

Name Josh Papalii
Club Raiders
Time Minute of Match 56th
Charge/Incident High tackle - Careless
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty  Guilty - Early Plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/Fine calculation $550
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? Jaimin Joliffe

 

Name Moeaki Fotuaika
Club Titans
Time Minute of Match 58th
Charge/Incident Crusher tackle
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early Plea
Matches to serve 1
Points/Fine calculation 150
Carry-over points 50
Misconduct on whom? Jarrod Croker

 

Name Tevita Funa
Club Sea Eagles
Time Minute of Match 15th
Charge/Incident High tackle - Careless
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early Plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/Fine calculation $550
Carry-over points N?A
Misconduct on whom? Alex Johnston

 

Name Viliame Kikau
Club Panthers
Time Minute of Match 77th
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - other
Charge Grade 2
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early Plea
Matches to serve 1
Points/Fine calculation 150
Carry-over points 50
Misconduct on whom? Braydon Trindall

 

Name Issac Luke
Club Broncos
Time Minute of Match 2nd
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - other
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early Plea
Matches to serve 1
Points/Fine calculation 105
Carry-over points 5
Misconduct on whom? Josh Kerr

 

Name Paul Vaughan
Club Dragons
Time Minute of Match 22nd
Charge/Incident Crusher Tackle
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early Plea
Matches to serve 2
Points/Fine calculation 225
Carry-over points 25
Misconduct on whom? Richard Kennar

 

Name Kotoni Staggs
Club Broncos
Time Minute of Match 63rd
Charge/Incident High tackle - careless
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early Plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/Fine calculation $850
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? Euan Aitken

Name Marata Niukore
Club Eels
Time Minute of Match 30th
Charge/Incident Crusher Tackle
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early Plea
Matches to serve 1
Points/Fine calculation 150
Carry-over points 50
Misconduct on whom? Tom Eisenhuth

 

Name Nelson Asofa-Solomona
Club Storm
Time Minute of Match 53rd
Charge/Incident High tackle - careless
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty  Guilty - Early Plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/Fine calculation $750
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? Marata Niukore