5 hours ago
One player to front judiciary, two
take early pleas
Sharks off-season signing Nigel Vagana will front the NRL judiciary tonight to contest the grading of his careless high tackle.
Vagana was stung with a grade two charge for a second half hit on North Queensland's Matt Sing in his side's upset 36-10 home ground loss to the Cowboys last Saturday.
The match was the ex-Bulldogs debut outing for Cronulla, and the Cowboys' first victory at Shark Park.
Under a grade two charge Vagana will be spending a week on the sidelines with either an early plea or a guilty verdict. It's not surprising to see the Shire club fight this one, considering the crisis they're going through right now.
Meanwhile, Eels utility Daniel Wagon will have a one-match siesta after lodging an early guilty plea for a grade four careless high tackle charge.
And finally, across the Tasman, New Zealand Warriors fullback Brent Webb has also lodged an early plea for a grade one careless high tackle charge, but will not miss a match.