Riddell accepts
one-match ban

Parramatta utility Mark Riddell has accepted a one-match suspension for striking Penrith hooker Luke Priddis in Sunday's NRL match.

The Eels decided this morning that Riddell would take the early guilty plea. As Parramatta has the bye this weekend, the suspension will rule Riddell out of the home clash with the Wests Tigers on April 21.

The Tigers decided yesterday to plead guilty and no contest to injured playmaker Benji Marshall's grade two high tackle charge. Marshall faces a long stint on the sidelines anyway after dislocating his shoulder later in the loss to North Queensland, so the one-week ban is largely irrelevant.

Also yesterday, Tigers halfback Scott Prince escaped suspension after entering an early guilty plea for a grade two careless high tackle charge.