Andrew Gee May Not Return

Brisbane pair Andrew Gee and Petero Civoniceva are in danger of missing the club's qualifying final against Penrith after being charged with high tackles by the National Rugby League judiciary.

Gee may have played his last game of rugby league after being charged with a grade two careless high tackle by judiciary commissioner Jim Hall and his match review committee.

The 33-year-old, who is expected to retire at the end of the season, could be suspended for three weeks if he contests the charge at the judiciary and loses.

Civoniceva was hit with the same offence and could also be suspended for three weeks.

If they receive the maximum penalty, Brisbane would need to make the grand final for them to play again this season.

Brisbane's Gorden Tallis, who was in Sydney on Monday for a media conference involving the captains of the eight finals sides, said he didn't think there was much in the Civoniceva tackle.

However, he conceded Gee - after 13 seasons and 255 first grade appearances for the Broncos - may have played his last game of rugby league.

"I don't think Petero has a case to answer," Tallis said.

"I think Petero will be right but I think Andrew Gee has probably played his last game. "But we'll come down and fight them. But I think Petero will run out for us. It was more of a lazy tackle than a swimming arm.

"We'll keep our fingers crossed."

The Broncos need to beat Penrith at Penrith Stadium on Sunday to remain in the race for the premiership.

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