South Sydney prop George Burgess will be the first player to face the NRL judiciary this year in a bid to play in Sunday’s match against Canberra.
Burgess will face the judiciary on Wednesday in a bid to have his grade two reckless high tackle downgraded.
The English international made the tackle on Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco in Souths 25-16 loss to the joint venture on Friday night.
If Burgess is unsuccessful he will miss the Raiders clash and return for the round five fixture against St George Illawarra at the SCG.
Manly prop Jason King will miss Friday’s grand final rematch against Sydney Roosters after taking the early guilty plea on a grade one shoulder charge.
King was charged over a hit on Parramatta’s Peni Terepo in the 46th minute of the Sea Eagles’ last gap win at Brookvale Oval on Sunday.
The Manly co-captain will be back to face Wests Tigers in round five. Jesse Sene-Lefao takes his spot on the bench to face the Roosters.
Rabbitohs Bryson Goodwin and Ben Te’o both took the early guilty plea on their grade one careless tackles and will be free to play Canberra at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.
Wests Tigers interchange forward James Gavet took the early guilty plea on a grade one detrimental conduct charge and will play against the Warriors on Saturday.
Lock Adam Docker will take his place in the Penrith side to meet Parramatta on Saturday after taking the early plea on a grade one dangerous throw.
Sydney Roosters prop Kane Evans won’t miss a week either for his grade one careless high tackle on Brisbane’s Matt Gillett.
The NRL has referred a dangerous throw charge against Melbourne’s Jordan McLean for his tackle on Newcastle’s Alex McKinnon, which left the Knights forward with a broken neck, straight to the judiciary.
A hearing date has been deferred.
McLean has been stood down from the Storm’s round four match against Canterbury in Perth on Saturday.