Cronulla forward Siosifa Talakai is dealing with six games on the NRL sidelines for a shoulder charge on Canterbury’s Matt Doorey.
Talakai on Sunday had a grade-three charge levelled in opposition to him for the shot that left Doorey concussed, with the Bulldogs the first team to spark off their 18th man.
Whereas no longer a extinct-taking a search for shoulder charge, the NRL’s match overview committee has decided Talakai didn’t wrap his arms in the cope with.
His shoulder then regarded to perform contact with Doorey, ensuing in him being sin-binned after the bunker intervened at the terminate of the design.
Talakai will flee with a four-week suspension with an early responsible plea, but when he unsuccessfully fights the charge or tries to beget it downgraded he’ll be rubbed out for six matches.
Sharks caretaker coach Josh Hannay said he didn’t beget an even ogle of the incident, whereas Bulldogs mentor Trent Barrett thought it used to be a large hit long past erroneous.
“I invent no longer affirm it used to be intentional,” Barrett said.
“I perceive it used to be an even shot, but his arm wasn’t there. These are the foundations.”
The hit came in precisely Talakai’s second sport encourage from shoulder surgical procedure and capped off a horror night for the Sharks, who suffered a shock 18-12 loss.
Meanwhile, North Queensland’s upset obtain over Canberra has been a dinky bit soured with Mitchell Dunn charged for a crusher cope with on Ryan Sutton.
Dunn can miss one match with an early responsible plea or two if he unsuccessfully contests it at the judiciary.