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NRL Round 20 Judiciary Wrap
A look across all the charges laid so far from Round 20 of the NRL.
On Thursday, Canterbury forward Danny Fualalo was issued a Grade 1 Dangerous Throw on Brisbane's Adam Blair from the opening minute of their 42-12 loss at Suncorp Stadium. Fualalo has no priors and with an early plea will accrue only 75 points and be free to face Penrith on Thursday.
Saturday night produced a laundry list of offences.
Most notably, Sia Soliola will face the judiciary on Tuesday night for a Dangerous Contact (Head/Neck) charge on Billy Slater that was referred directly to the panel. He is facing a lengthy ban for the high shot that referees boss Tony Archer later admitted should have seen the Raiders' back-rower sent off.
Soliola's teammate Jordan Rapana is also in hot water after a 73rd minute Grade 1 shoulder charge on Melbourne's Nelson Asofa-Solomona, which is worth 150 points with the early plea - a week on the sidelines. He'll miss two if he contests it and loses (200 points).
In the other games, Titan Leivaha Pulu found himself with a $1,100 fine for a Grade 1 Tripping offence on Penrith's Josh Mansour in the 51st minute of their loss at Pepper Stadium, while Warriors' centre Solomone Kata will escape suspension with an early plea after being charged with Grade 1 Dangerous Contact (other) on Jake Granville. Kata will only miss a week if he contests the charge and loses.