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Four players will miss this weekend's round of National Rugby League action after coming unstuck at the judiciary last night.
Newcastle prop Josh Perry joined the Knights' growing casualty list when he was suspended for one match for raking the face of Wests Tigers centre Terry Hill. The three-man judiciary panel of Jeff Hardy, Darrell Williams and Ian Roberts had to determine the extent of punishment because the charge carried no strict amount of demerit points.
Hill then gave evidence against Perry before being banned for one game himself for a dangerous throw on Newcastle centre Mark Hughes. Perry will miss Newcastle's trip to Melbourne on Saturday, while Hill is out of Wests' clash with Brisbane at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.
St George Illawarra winger Amos Roberts was ruled out of the Dragons' game against Cronulla at Kogarah on Sunday after being found guilty of a dangerous throw on Sydney Roosters centre Ryan Cross.
And Bulldogs prop Mark O'Meley was suspended for one match for striking Canberra captain Simon Woolford. O'Meley was unavailable for the Bulldogs' trip to New Zealand this weekend anyway because of a broken hand.