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Nuuausala facing two-match NRL ban

25/07/2011 03:37:28 PM Comments (0)

Sydney Roosters' NRL season of woe refuses to improve with lock Frank-Paul Nuuausala facing a two-game ban for a dangerous throw.

Nuuausala was one of four players charged by the NRL match review committee on Monday, but his grade one offence was the only one to attract a ban even with an early guilty plea.

The Kiwi international upended Wests Tigers prop Bryce Gibbs in the 14th minute of Saturday night's loss to the Tigers at Leichhardt Oval, but it is loading from two non-similar offences in the past two years and 73 carry-over points which have boosted the magnitude of his grade one charge.

Should he unsuccessfully challenge the charge, Nuuausala would be outed for three matches.

Cronulla pair Taulima Tautai and Josh Cordoba will both be free to play Brisbane on Friday night if they plead guilty to a grade one dangerous throw charge following their 72nd-minute tackle on Newcastle backrower Joel Edwards.

The NRL match review committee deemed both players were at fault in placing Edwards in a dangerous position, and they would risk a one-game ban by contesting the charge.

The same applies to teammate Colin Best after the veteran centre was charged with tripping Knights winger Akuila Uate.

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