The NRL Match-Review committee today laid six charges from the weekend games; Brett White, Jason King, Matt Bowen, James Maloney, Paul Aiton and Luke Walsh all having cases to answer. Sharks Paul Aiton is facing two weeks on the sidelines after he was charged with an alleged heat butt on Raiders Joel Thompson. Aiton will miss one week if he pleads guilty, or could face two weeks if he fights the charge and loses. Canberra’s Brett White and Manly’s Jason King could both miss a week of football after being charged with Grade 1 dangerous contact for lifting knees while running with the ball. Matt Bowen is facing a Grade 1 dangerous contact charge for sliding in with the feet on Broncos Matt Gillett, but will avoid suspension if he takes the early guilty plea. Warriors five-eighth James Maloney could miss his side’s clash with the Wests Tigers after he was charged for dangerous contact on Jarryd Hayne. Panthers halfback Luke Walsh has been charged with a high tackle on Knights James McManus, but will not miss the Round 2 clash with Parramatta.

Player Club Minute Charge / Incident Charge Grade Penalty Points Points from this Charge
Walsh Luke Panthers 1st High Tackle – Careless 1 Early Plea: 56
Guilty: 75
Bowen Matt Cowboys 56th Dangerous Contact – Leading with Legs/Feet 1 Early Plea: 75
Guilty: 100
Aiton Paul Sharks 73rd Striking 2 Early Plea: 168
Guilty: 225
Maloney James Warriors 50th Dangerous Contact 1 Early Plea: 112
Guilty: 150
White Brett Raiders 70th Dangerous Contact – Leading with Knee 1 Early Plea: 127
Guilty: 170
King Jason Sea Eagles 56th Dangerous Contact – Leading with Knee 1 Early Plea: 120
Guilty: 160