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King, White facing one week NRL bans

Steve Jancetic 14/03/2011 05:25:03 PM Comments (0)

Manly co-captain Jason King faces a week on the sidelines after he was one of six players charged by the NRL match review committee from the opening weekend of the season.

King was handed a grade one dangerous contact charge after leading with his knee in an ungainly hit-up during Saturday night's 18-6 loss to Melbourne.

The veteran prop is unlikely to contest the charge, given he would be banned for two weeks with an unsuccessful trip to the judiciary courtesy of 47 carry-over points.

The charge has come at the worst possible time for the Sea Eagles, with fellow co-captain Jamie Lyon out for four weeks with a hamstring strain and Kiwi international Steve Matai suspended until round five.

King was one of two players charged with leading with the knee, Canberra's Brett White facing one week for the same offence.

Cronulla hooker Paul Aiton, who had the ignominy of being the first player to be sent off in 2011, is looking at a one week ban for his headbutt on Raiders centre Joel Thompson.

Aiton, marched seven minutes from fulltime, risks a two match suspension if he unsuccessfully contests the grade two striking charge.

Warriors five-eighth James Maloney could miss one match for his off the ball hit on Parramatta fullback Jarryd Hayne.

North Queensland fullback Matt Bowen can avoid suspension with an early guilty plea after he was charged with leading with the feet in his side's opening round win over Brisbane.

Penrith halfback Luke Walsh won't miss any time despite being charged with a grade one careless high tackle in his side's dismal loss to Newcastle on Sunday.

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