Kiwis hooker Issac Luke faces a minimum three game suspension by the NRL judiciary following his tackle on New Zealand teammate Shaun Kenny-Dowall when the Sydney Roosters played South Sydney last night.
Luke was penalised and placed on report after lifting Kenny-Dowall in the 17th minute of the Rabbitohs' 24-22 victory at Allianz Stadium. The NRL's match review committee subsequently charged him with a grade two dangerous throw.
An early guilty plea will see an integral member of the Souths side miss matches against St George Illawarra, Wests Tigers and the Gold Coast Titans.
If Luke fights the charge and is found guilty he will also miss the round 23 clash with Manly.
The Rabbitohs have until midday tomorrow to make a decision.
Meanwhile, promising New Zealand-born prop Sam Kasiano will contest a grade two careless high tackle charge at the judiciary tomorrow.
The Bulldogs front rower will argue Parramatta counterpart Fuifui Moimoi slipped into the tackle which left him concussed just 16 seconds into their clash last Friday.
Kasiano's good disciplinary record means he faces a one game ban regardless of whether he entered an early guilty plea or was found guilty.
The Bulldogs are anxious to have him available for Friday's blockbuster against Manly.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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