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Sharks prop Jason Stevens has been handed a one match suspension after being found guilty of knee lifting in last Saturday's 22-6 win against South Sydney.
Stevens pleaded guilty to one charge of lifting the knees in the 53rd minute but decided to contest the second charge for the same offence in the 34th minute.
Stevens would have escaped suspension if he was successful in his defence but the NRL judiciary found him guilty of the contrary conduct charge.
Knee lifting attracted the attention of NRL judiciary chairman, Jim Hall a number of times in 2001 but this is the first time that a player has been cited in 2002.