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David Taylor set to miss Origin with ban

27/06/2011 03:05:50 PM Comments (0)

Giant Queensland forward David Taylor is set to miss rugby league's deciding State of Origin match after being charged with a grade two dangerous throw.

The South Sydney enforcer faces four weeks on the sidelines if he takes the early guilty plea and a five match suspension if he fights the charge at a judiciary hearing and loses.

Taylor was charged on Monday after the NRL match video review committee viewed footage of his lifting tackle on Brisbane's Scott Anderson in Friday night's match played in atrociously wet conditions in Perth.

Maroons coach Mal Meninga was quoted before the charge was laid questioning whether Taylor could be suspended after NSW winger Akuila Uate was let off for a lifting tackle in the lead up to game two.

While Uate had his hands in between the legs of the tackled player, Taylor did not - however the second rower carries a heavy points loading after committing a similar and non-similar offence within the past two years.

Taylor is almost certain to fight the charge in a bid to be free to line-up for Queensland at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday week.

Sydney Roosters forward Frank-Paul Nuuausala was the only other player charged, after being accused of making dangerous contact with his knees, and will miss one match with the early guilty plea.

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