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Jordan Riki made his debut in 2020.

Broncos rookie Jordan Riki will miss two matches and teammate Jamil Hopoate will be sidelined for one after both entered early guilty pleas to Round 17 charges.

Riki's 55th-minute crusher tackle on Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary will now see him unavailable for selection until Round 20.

Hopoate will miss this weekend after pleading guilty to a dangerous throw. He would have avoided suspension if not for having 40 carry-over points against his name.

Cory Paix, who was charged over the same tackle on James Fisher-Harris that involved Hopoate, escaped suspension but will have 75 carry-over points against his name.

In the other judiciary announcement made on Monday, Knights prop David Klemmer has accepted an $1150 fine for contrary conduct.

Cronulla have lost key duo Chad Townsend and Wade Graham for three and two rounds respectively with the pair accepting suspensions from Friday night's loss to Newcastle.

Townsend sent off for shoulder charge on Ponga

Townsend was charged with a grade-three shoulder charge after being sent off for a hit on Knights fullback Kalyn Ponga, receiving a three-week ban after entering an early guilty plea instead of risking a five-week suspension if he fought the charge and lost.

Graham was charged with a grade-two dangerous throw for a lifting tackle on Mason Lino and instead of a potential three-week ban, he has taken a two-week suspension with an early guilty plea.

Rudolph and Graham placed on report

Teammate Toby Rudolf has avoided a suspension with an early plea for a grade-one dangerous throw for his part in the tackle on Lino.

There were no charges from either Saturday's or Sunday's matches.

Storm prop Christian Welch has accepted a one-game ban but has taken the unusual step of pleading no contest to his grade one dangerous contact charge over a tackle on Rabbitohs forward Liam Knight.

By doing this, he is out of this weekend's match but will have no carryover points on his record as Melbourne gear up for their finals tilt.

 

Name Jordan Riki
Club Broncos
Time Minute of Match 55th
Charge/Incident Crusher Tackle
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early plea
Matches to serve 2
Points/Fine calculation 180+25=205
Carry-over points 5
Misconduct on whom? Nathan Cleary

 

Name Cory Paix
Club Broncos
Time Minute of Match 58th
Charge/Incident Dangerous Throw
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/Fine calculation 75
Carry-over points 75
Misconduct on whom? James Fisher-Harris

 

Name Jamil Hopoate
Club Broncos
Time Minute of Match 58th
Charge/Incident Dangerous Throw
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early plea
Matches to serve 1
Points/Fine calculation 90+40=130
Carry-over points 30
Misconduct on whom? James Fisher-Harris

 

Name David Klemmer
Club Knights
Time Minute of Match 19th
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? Siosifa Talakai

 

Name Wade Graham
Club Sharks
Time Minute of Match 21st
Charge/Incident Dangerous Throw
Charge Grade 2
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early plea
Matches to serve 2
Points/Fine calculation 225
Carry-over points 25
Misconduct on whom? Mason Lino

 

Name Toby Rudolf
Club Sharks
Time Minute of Match 21st
Charge/Incident Dangerous Throw
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/Fine calculation 75
Carry-over points 75
Misconduct on whom? Mason Lino

 

Name Chad Townsend
Club Sharks
Time Minute of Match 53rd
Charge/Incident Shoulder Charge
Charge Grade 3
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early plea
Matches to serve 3
Points/Fine calculation 375
Carry-over points 75
Misconduct on whom? Kalyn Ponga

 

Name Christian Welch
Club Storm
Time Minute of Match 42nd
Charge/Incident Dangerous Contact - Head/Neck
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty No contest
Matches to serve 1
Points/Fine calculation 100
Carry-over points 0
Misconduct on whom? Liam Knights