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South Sydney star Latrell Mitchell will return from suspension in Round 2 against Melbourne after a successful appeal to NRL judiciary chairman Geoff Bellew for All Stars to be included in his ban.

Mitchell was suspended for six matches late last season for a tackle that left Sydney Roosters centre Joey Manu with facial fractures and had not been due to play again until the Round 3 clash with the Roosters.

Mitchell was also ineligible for the February 12 All Stars clash, in which he is a central figure for the Indigenous team in recent seasons.

However, the Rabbitohs successfully argued in a submission to Bellew that All Stars should be afforded similar standing to other representative fixtures, such as Origins and Tests.

Given that Mitchell would have been a certain selection for the Indigenous team, it was agreed that All Stars should count towards his suspension and he will now miss just the opening Telstra Premiership round clash with Brisbane.

Meanwhile, St George Illawarra forward Tyrell Fuimaono has taken the early guilty plea and will miss five matches for the tackle which resulted in Parramatta winger Haze Dunster suffering a season-ending knee injury.

Fuimaono risked a seven-match ban if he fought the charge at the judiciary and lost. The charge was Fuimaono's fifth in the past two years.

Judiciary charges Pre-Season Trials Round 1 Sunday.pdf

Sharks five-eighth Braydon Trindall has been suspended for two matches for a careless high tackle on Penrith rookie Thomas Jenkins while fellow Shark Franklin Pele pleaded guilty to a shoulder charge and will miss one game.

Dragons winger Tautau Moga, Bulldogs prop Luke Thompson and Rabbitoh Tallis Duncan were the other players charged during the opening weekend of pre-season trials.

 

Player Luke Thompson
Club Bulldogs
Minute of match 21st
Charge/incident Dangerous contact - other
Charge grade 1
Result - guilty or not guilty Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation $2700
Carryover points 0
Misconduct on whom? Daniel Saifiti
Player Tallis Duncan
Club Rabbitohs
Minute of match 62nd
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? Jake Bourke
Player Braydon Trindall
Club Sharks
Minute of match 10th
Charge/incident High tackle - carless
Charge grade 2
Result - guilty or not guilty Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 2
Points/fine calculation 225
Carryover points 25
Misconduct on whom? Thomas Jenkins

 

Player Franklin Pele
Club Sharks
Minute of match 69th
Charge/incident Shoulder charge
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? Jaemon Salmon
Player Tyrell Fuimaono
Club Dragons
Minute of match 13th
Charge/incident Dangerous contact - other
Charge grade 3
Result - guilty or not guilty Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 5
Points/fine calculation 540 + 22 = 562
Carry-over points 62
Misconduct on whom? Haze Dunster
Player Tautau Moga
Club Dragons
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 $1600
Carryover points N/A
Misconduct on whom? Bailey Simonsson
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