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Travis Burns accepts four-match NRL ban

10/06/2008 03:08:29 PM Comments (0)

North Queensland will be without utility Travis Burns for a key period through the rest of the State of Origin series after he received a four-match NRL ban on Tuesday.

The Cowboys entered an early guilty plea for Burns on the dangerous throw and careless high tackle charges he faced from Saturday's 40-16 loss to Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium.

Burns' suspension is another blow to the Cowboys, who are on a six-match losing streak and already missing key men in recent weeks including Johnathan Thurston, Luke O'Donnell, Matt Bowen, Justin Smith and Steve Southern through State of Origin duty, suspension and injury.

Canberra prop Scott Logan accepted the three-game ban with an early guilty plea to his grade two dangerous throw charge.

Sydney Roosters prop Mickey Paea took the one-match ban for a grade two careless high tackle and will miss playing for the NSW Residents team in the State of Origin curtain-raiser on Wednesday.

Paea had originally been named in the Residents team therefore his penalty can count towards that match, freeing him to play for the Newtown Jets in NSW Cup this weekend as the Roosters Origin stars return from rep duty.

Fellow Rooster Brent Grose escaped a ban with an early guilty plea to his grade one dangerous throw charge, while Penrith's Maurice Blair also won't miss any games with an early plea to his contrary contact charge.

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