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Wests Tigers forward Danny Galea could be suspended for up to five weeks after he was charged with a grade three dangerous throw by the NRL match review committee. Galea faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines for his ugly up-ending tackle on Melbourne's Ben Cross in the 35th minute on Saturday night in Gosford.
He can accept a three week ban with an early guilty plea, or face the NRL Judiciary and risk being outed for five games.
The New Zealand Warriors received mixed news with Tony Martin and Michael Witt charged with dangerous throws but Logan Swann and Nathan Fien were given reprieves. Martin and Witt were hit with grade two and grade one charges respectively after their 30th minute tackle on Cronulla's Misi Talaupapa.
Martin faces a two match ban with an early plea, three if he goes to the judiciary, while Witt will miss one week unless he can beat the charge. Swann escaped penalty for his late shoulder charge on Sharks halfback Adam Dykes while Fien was let off his high tackle.