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Round 1 charges: Sims suspended; Pangai to miss four matches

Dragons forward Tariq Sims will miss the round two meeting with the Panthers after accepting a one-match ban for a grade one dangerous contact charge on Tigers playmaker Josh Reynolds.

Sims' teammate Paul Vaughan also took an early plea for a dangerous contact charge but is free to face the Panthers with 75 carry-over points against his name.

Vaughan would've been suspended for a game if he had unsuccessfully challenged the charge at the judiciary.

Melbourne winger Suliasi Vunivalu has taken an early guilty plea for a contrary conduct charge and been fined $1600.

Panthers forward Jack Hetherington took an early guilty plea for a high tackle on Roosters fullback James Tedesco and was handed a two-match ban, while Sea Eagles forward Sean Keppie (dangerous throw) has avoided suspension by taking an early guilty plea.

Pangai jnr accepts four week ban

Broncos star Tevita Pangai jnr has accepted a four-match ban after being hit with a grade two dangerous contact charge from Friday night's win over the Cowboys.

With loading from one similar prior offence and two non-similar offences on his record, Pangai would have been outed for six weeks if found guilty at the judiciary over his tackle on Justin O'Neill.

Teammate Anthony Milford has escaped a ban after pleading guilty to a grade one dangerous contact charge.

In other charges coming from Saturday's matches, Sharks forward Jack Williams and Rabbitohs centre Braidon Burns avoided suspensions with early guilty pleas.

Ferguson charged for trip

Williams was hit with a grade one dangerous contact charge while Burns faced a grade one dangerous throw charge. 

Bulldogs fullback Dallin Watene-Zelezniak was one of three people charged by the match review committee following Thursday night's start to the season.

Canterbury winger Christian Crichton and Eels star Blake Ferguson were also charged but their offences only attracted fines.

All three are free to play this week after taking early guilty pleas.

 

Player Suliasi Vunivalu
Club Storm
Time Minute of Match 21st
Charge/Incident Contrary conduct
Charge Grade 1
Result - guilty or not guilty Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation $1600
Carry-over points 0
Misconduct on whom? Dylan Walker

 

Player Sean Keppie
Club Sea Eagles
Time Minute of Match 30th
Charge/Incident Dangerous throw
Charge Grade 1
Result - guilty or not guilty Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation 90+5=95
Carry-over points 95
Misconduct on whom? Tino Fa'asuamaleaui

 

Player Paul Vaughan
Club Dragons
Time Minute of Match 29th
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - head/neck
Charge Grade 1
Result - guilty or not guilty Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation 75
Carry-over points 75
Misconduct on whom? Luke Garner

 

Player Tariq Sims
Club Dragons
Time Minute of Match 76th
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - head/neck
Charge Grade 1
Result - guilty or not guilty Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 1
Points/fine calculation 112
Carry-over Points to be added 12
Misconduct on whom? Josh Reynolds

 

Player Jack Williams
Club Sharks
Time Minute of Match 1st
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - head/neck
Charge Grade 1
Result - guilty or not guilty Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation 75
Carry-over points 75
Misconduct on whom? Cameron Murray

 

Player Braidon Burns
Club Rabbitohs
Time Minute of Match 68th
Charge/Incident Dangerous throw
Charge Grade 1
Result - guilty or not guilty Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation 75
Carry-over points 75
Misconduct on whom? Jesse Ramien

 

Player Jack Hetherington
Club Panthers
Time Minute of Match 50th
Charge/Incident High tackle - careless
Charge Grade 2
Result - guilty or not guilty Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 2
Points/fine calculation 180+20=200
Carry-over points 0
Misconduct on whom? James Tedesco

 

Player Tevita Pangai jnr
Club Broncos
Time Minute of Match 2nd
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - head/neck
Charge Grade 2
Result - guilty or not guilty Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 4
Points/fine calculation 420+50=477
Carry-over points 77
Misconduct on whom? Justin O'Neill

 

Player Anthony Milford
Club  Broncos
Time Minute of Match 10th
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - other
Charge Grade 1
Result - guilty or not guilty Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation 90
Carry-over points 90
Misconduct on whom? Jake Granville

Player Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
Club Bulldogs
Time Minute of Match 25th
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - head/neck
Charge Grade 1
Result - guilty or not guilty Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation 75
Carry-over points 75
Misconduct on whom? Reed Mahoney

 

Player Christian Crichton
Club Bulldogs
Time Minute of Match 39th
Charge/Incident High Tackle - Careless
Charge Grade 1
Result - Guilty or not guilty Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation $1150
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? Maika Sivo

 

Player Blake Ferguson
Club Eels
Time Minute of Match 54th
Charge/Incident Tripping
Charge Grade 1
Result - guilty or not guilty Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation $1150
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? Dallin Watene-Zelezniak