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Cronulla prop Ben Ross has accepted a three-match NRL suspension for his jaw-breaking high tackle on Bulldogs forward Kane Cleal last Sunday.
Ross has lodged an early guilty plea to his grade five reckless high tackle charge and will be banned for the next three games.
South Sydney utility Isaac Luke accepted a one-match ban for his grade one dangerous throw charge stemming from the Rabbitohs' loss to Melbourne on Saturday night.
Other players cited by the NRL match review committee including Bulldogs captain Andrew Ryan, Wests Tigers skipper Todd Payten and Souths forward Manase Mauokafoa all entered early guilty pleas on grade one dangerous throw charges and escaped bans.
Former Test captain Fittler has addressed the Roosters' playing squad in a camp at Kiama, south of Wollongong, this morning and held his first training session where he told the players it is now their responsibility to end a massive form slump.
The Roosters have been belted 56-0 by Manly, 38-6 by the Bulldogs and 36-16 by Parramatta in their past three games to sit second-last on the NRL table with just five wins for the year. Fittler says the Roosters have to address their attitude problems to get back into the winning habit.