Sharks' Andrew Fifita facing three-week ban

Last updated 15:15 11/03/2014
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POWERHOUSE: Andrew Fifita on a charge for the Sharks against the Roosters.

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Andrew Fifita of Cronulla is facing up to three weeks on the sidelines after being charged with a grade two shoulder charge in Monday night's 18-12 loss to the Gold Coast.

Fifita's challenge on Titans winger David Mead attracted a base penalty of 350 points, although he will only miss two matches if he enters an early guilty plea. It could be a busy week at the judiciary after two other Cronulla players were charged. Siosaia Vave will need to successfully fight his grade one dangerous contact charge for his hit on William Zillman to be available against Canterbury, while Michael Gordon will be free for the Monday night encounter despite being charged with tripping Albert Kelly.

In further bad news for the Sharks, Fifita is poised to announce he is leaving the club at the end of the year to take up a four-year deal with the Bulldogs. However, the charge is likely to prevent him from facing his future club next week.

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- Sydney Morning Herald

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