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Brett Finch has taken an early guilty please to a grade one contrary conduct charge but will miss two games because of 93 carry-over points. The Roosters halfback was charged for getting himself involved in a scuffle late in the game and was subsequently marched for 10 minutes.
His team will face the Cowboys and the Knights in his absence which are both must win games if they are to stay in touch with the top eight. Finch has also been ruled ineligible for selection in the City-Country game in Lismore on Friday week.
Wes Naiqama for the Dragons has been given a two week suspension for his attempted trip on opponent Anthony Minichiello, while Raiders centre Adam Mogg rounds out the charge sheet with one game for a dangerous throw.
Eel John Morris will contest the grading on his tripping charge at the NRL judiciary tonight. The other players charged by the judiciary - Ben Galea (Tigers), Dennis Scott (Storm), Jason Cayless (Roosters), Justin Poore and Jason Ryles (both Dragons) - have all taken early guilty pleas.