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Bulldogs superstar Sonny Bill Williams is facing a minimum two-match ban after being charged by the NRL match review committee over a late and high tackle on North Queensland skipper Johnathan Thurston.
Williams has been charged with grade two striking after collecting Thurston in the head with his forearm three minutes into Friday night's match at Dairy Farmers Stadium. Williams will miss two matches with an early guilty plea but risks a three match ban if he is unsuccessful in fighting the charge at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.
South Sydney's David Fa'alogo may have played his last game of 2007 after being slapped with a grade four striking charge following his king hit on Sydney Roosters pivot Braith Anasta.
Fa'alogo will miss five matches with an early guilty plea but could be rubbed out for seven games with an unsuccessful trip to the judiciary.
Gold Coast utility Luke O'Dwyer (grapple tackle), Newcastle prop Adam Woolnough and Wests Tigers pair Chris Heighington and Bryce Gibbs (all careless high tackles) were also charged but only Gibbs is in any real danger of missing any time.
He will miss one week with an early guilty plea.