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Cowboys duo Josh McGuire and John Asiata will miss Friday's match against Penrith after entering early guilty pleas.

McGuire was facing a contrary conduct charge over a comment made to referee Grant Atkins during his side's loss to Melbourne on Sunday.

He was sent to the sin bin for the offence during the game.

Asiata received a grade-two dangerous contact charge and will also miss one match after entering his early guilty plea.

The Cowboys announced the early pleas on Tuesday morning.

Warriors forward Jamayne Taunoa-Brown has accepted a one-match ban for dangerous contact after an incident involving Siosifa Talakai in their loss to the Sharks on Sunday night.

Four other players have been banned.

Knights utility Kurt Mann and Broncos prop Rhys Kennedy are out a week each after they became the latest players charged over crusher tackles as part of the NRL's recent crackdown on the tactic.

Kennedy was handed a grade-one offence for a tackle on Jai Arrow in the 65th minute of Brisbane's loss to the Titans while Mann was handed the same charge for a 23rd-minute incident involving Roosters veteran Brett Morris in Newcastle's heavy loss later on Saturday at the SCG.

Brooks and Gagai sent to sin bin as punches thrown

Souths winger Dane Gagai and Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks have accepted a one-game ban for striking. They were each facing a two-match ban after being charged for striking during the melee involving players from both teams on Thursday night at Bankwest Stadium.

Tigers lock Alex Twal, who coincidentally was also sent to the sin bin for a professional foul a few minutes earlier, was charged with grade-one dangerous contact for a 41st-minute incident involving Rabbitohs prop Mark Nicholls.

He has escaped suspension with an early guilty plea.

Eels forward Andrew Davey was charged with dangerous contact for a 76th-minute tackle on Penrith fullback Dylan Edwards on Friday night, but has also avoided a suspension with an early guilty plea.

 

Name Alex Twal
Club Tigers
Time Minute of Match 41st
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
Carryover points 90
Misconduct on whom? Mark Nicholls

 

Name Luke Brooks
Club Tigers
Time Minute of Match 50th
Charge/Incident Striking
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? Dane Gagai

 

Name Dane Gagai
Club Rabbitohs
Time Minute of Match 50th
Charge/Incident Striking
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early Plea
Matches to serve 1
Points/fine calculation 180
Carryover points 80
Misconduct on whom? Luke Brooks

 

Name Andrew Davey
Club Eels
Time Minute of Match 76th
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - other
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? Dylan Edwards

 

Name Rhys Kennedy
Club Broncos
Time Minute of Match 65th
Charge/Incident Crusher tackle
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? Jai Arrow
 

 

Name Kurt Mann
Club Knights
Time Minute of Match 23rd
Charge/Incident Crusher tackle
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early Plea
Matches to serve 1
Points/fine calculation 100
Carryover points 0
Misconduct on whom? Brett Morris
 

 

Name Josh McGuire
Club Cowboys
Time Minute of Match 7th
Charge/Incident Contrary Conduct
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early Plea
Matches to serve 1
Points/fine calculation 142 + 45 = 187
Carryover points 87
Misconduct on whom? Match Official

 

Name John Asiata
Club Cowboys
Time Minute of Match 29th
Charge/Incident Dangerous Contact - Other
Charge Grade 2
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early Plea
Matches to serve 1
Points/fine calculation 150
Carryover points 50
Misconduct on whom? Tino Fa'asuamaleaui

 

Name Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
Club Warriors
Time Minute of Match 69th
Charge/Incident Dangerous Contact - Other
Charge Grade 2
Result - Guilty or Not Guilty Guilty - Early Plea
Matches to serve 1
Points/fine calculation 150
Carryover points 50
Misconduct on whom? Siosifa Talakai