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Round 8 charges: Talau, Tupouniua take bans

Wests Tigers centre Tommy Talau is out for round nine matches after he was cited by the match review committee for a shoulder charge.

Talau was handed a grade-one offence for a tackle on Dragons centre Jack Bird in the ninth minute of the Tigers' upset win on Sunday in Wollongong.

He halved the potential two-match ban by submitting an early guilty plea on Tuesday. 

Cowboys prop Coen Hess was the only other player charged from Sunday's matches and is facing a fine of $1350-$1800 for dangerous contact on Warriors rookie Reece Walsh.

Roosters forward Sitili Tupouniua has accepted a one-week ban over a shoulder charge offence.

The back-rower was charged by the match review committee after a look back at a 28th-minute tackle on Knights utility Connor Watson at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday night.

A "guilty at panel" result would have brought about a two-week ban.

Roosters winger Matt Ikuvalu ($1700) has also submitted an early guilty plea for dangerous contact.

Penrith's Matt Burton ($1150) and Bulldogs forward Ava Seumanufagai ($750) are also lighter in the wallet.

Burton on report for tackle on Taupau

Broncos forwards Matt Lodge and Jordan Riki copped fines of $1150 and $1350 respectively after being charged with contrary conduct over the melee in the final minute of Friday night's win over the Gold Coast Titans.

 

Player Coen Hess
Club Cowboys
Minute of match 16th
Charge/incident Dangerous contact - other
Charge grade 1
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation $1350
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? Reece Walsh

 

Player Tommy Talau
Club Tigers
Minute of match 9th
Charge/incident Shoulder charge
Charge grade 1
Base penalty for charge Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation $1350
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? Jack Bird

 

Player Matthew Lodge
Club Broncos
Minute of match 80th
Charge/incident Contrary conduct
Charge grade 1
Result Guilty - Early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/Fine $1150
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? David Fifita 

 

Player Jordan Riki
Club Broncos
Minute of match 80th
Charge/incident Contrary conduct
Charge grade 1
Result Guilty - Early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/Fine $1350
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? Melee

 

Player Matt Burton
Club Panthers
Minute of match 75th
Charge/incident High tackle - careless
Charge grade 1
Result Guilty - Early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/Fine $1150
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? Martin Taupau

 

Player Ava Seumanufagai
Club Bulldogs
Minute of match 35th
Charge/incident Dangerous contact - other
Charge grade 1
Result Guilty - Early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/Fine $750
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? Nathan Brown 

 

Player Sitili Tupouniua
Club Roosters
Minute of match 28th
Charge/incident Shoulder charge
Charge grade 1
Result Guilty - Early plea
Matches to serve 1
Points/Fine 150
Carry-over points 50
Misconduct on whom? Connor Watson 

 

Player Matt Ikuvalu
Club Roosters
Minute of match 72nd
Charge/incident Dangerous contact
Charge grade 1
Result Guilty - Early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/Fine $1700
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? Blake Green