Tevaga found not guilty, Vunivalu gone for one

New Zealand Warriors forward Jazz Tevaga has been found not guilty of a dangerous contact charge and is free to play the Rabbitohs in round five.

Tevaga was charged with dangerous contact on Titans prop Shannon Boyd in the 32nd minute of the Warriors' 26-10 win last Friday.

Melbourne winger Suliasi Vunivalu will serve a one-match ban after pleading guilty to a grade two dangerous contact charge for a leg pull on Bulldogs fullback Nick Meaney in Sunday's game at AAMI Park.

The incident took place in the 10th minute of the Storm's 18-16 win. Vunivalu was facing the prospect of a two-week ban if the challenged the charge and lost.

In other judiciary news, Bulldogs forward Ofahiki Ogden pleaded guilty to a dangerous contact charge but will avoid suspension.

Brisbane forward Tevita Pangai jnr has accepted a two-week suspension following his late tackle on Cooper Cronk on Thursday night.

The powerful ball-runner will miss matches against the Wests Tigers and Canberra Raiders.

Titans prop Moeaki Fotuaiki will miss one match - also stemming from a dangerous contact charge. He will also have 50 carry-over points.

Manly back-rower Joel Thompson has accepted a $1900 fine after being charged for tripping for a second time in four weeks.

In round one he was fined $1350 for tripping Tigers winger Corey Thompson during the 20-6 loss at Leichhardt Oval.

Penrith forward Isaah Yeo has avoided suspension after pleading guilty to a dangerous contact charge. He will have 75 carry-over points.

 

Player Tevita Pangai jnr
Club Broncos
Minute of match 17th 
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - other
Charge grade 2
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 2
Points/fine calculation 210+40=250
Carry-over points 50
Misconduct on whom? Cooper Cronk

 

Player Jazz Tevaga
Club Warriors
Minute of match 32nd 
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - other
Charge grade 1
Result Not guilty
Misconduct on whom? Shannon Boyd

 

Player Moeaki Fotuaiki
Club Titans
Minute of match 34th 
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - other
Charge grade 1
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 1
Points/fine calculation 90+60=150
Carry-over points 50
Misconduct on whom? Blake Green

 

Player Isaah Yeo
Club Panthers
Minute of match 50th 
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - head/neck
Charge grade 1
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation 75
Carry-over points 75
Misconduct on whom? Luke Garner

 

Player Joel Thompson
Club Sea Eagles
Minute of match 71st 
Charge/Incident Tripping
Charge grade 1
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation $1900
Carry-over points N/A
Misconduct on whom? Corey Allan
 

 

Player Suliasi Vunivalu
Club Storm
Minute of match 10th 
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - other
Charge grade 2
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 1
Points/fine calculation 150
Carry-over points 50
Misconduct on whom? Nick Meaney

 

Player Ofahiki Ogden
Club Bulldogs
Minute of match 42nd 
Charge/Incident Dangerous contact - head/neck
Charge grade 1
Result Guilty - early plea
Matches to serve 0
Points/fine calculation 75
Carry-over points 75
Misconduct on whom? Will Chambers