SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 02: Waqa Blake of the Panthers Is tackled during the NRL Trial match between the Penrith Panthers and the Parramatta Eels at Panthers Stadium on March 02, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Waqa Blake has been charged with a grade one contrary conduct charge for his push on the Eels’ Mitchell Moses.

The Panthers centre will receive a fine of $1800 if found guilty on appeal, but it could be reduced to $1350 with an early guilty plea.

The push, which took place in the 59th minute, forced a stoppage in play as Moses received medical attention.

The Panthers ended up going down to the Eels by eight points, 20-12 and will head into round two against the Knights looking for their first win.


  1. Moses grabbed the marker Blake & shoved him. Blake retaliated & Moses faked an injury.
    If you’re going to retaliate? Wait until a better time & not out in the open. That’s just dumb! Make him really feel it , if you do retaliate?
    Maybe use the stiff arm swinging hit that Jennings favours?
    You can always say he was falling?

  2. Moses did play well , with the lack of Talent he poses . I’m guessing he’s coming off contract at the end of the year ?

  3. Actually I really don’t blame Waqa.
    Mitchell is pretty small and Waqa thought he was a woman. He saw video cameras and just did what comes naturally to Riff players.

  4. The way he falls to the ground from the slightest touch & then acts injured. Everyone thought it was a woman . Sorry , that’s being unfair to women though. So Ill apologise to women.
    Maybe Blake was pissed, thought he played for Parramatta & was on a plane? So he atacked the stewardess , when she tried to take his bottle .

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