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Sharks skipper Brett Kimmorley could miss next week's match against Manly after being charged with a grade 1 careless high tackle. Normally the misdemeanour would not incur a suspension if an early guilty plea is entered into, however in this case Kimmorley has 37 carry-over points from a previous offence.
Unless he successfully defends the charge he will not travel to Brookvale Oval with his kit-bag next week.
It doesn't end there for the Sharkies though, with team mate Danny Nutley staring down a two-match ban unless he can beat a charge of a grade one dangerous throw on Penrith hooker Luke Priddis. He also has carry points to take into account.
Manly's veteran centre Terry Hill has also been placed on report for a careless high tackle following his first game back in the NRL after almost 18 months absence. He has been charged with a grade-one careless high tackle, but he can avoid suspension if he enters an early guilty plea.
And finally, Penrith's Tony Puletua will also miss being punished if he enters an early guilty plea for contrary conduct during his stoush with the Sharks.