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.
CHARGED ⚖️ Waqa Blake has copped a contrary conduct charge for pushing Mitchell Moses.
— Penrith Panthers (@PenrithPanthers) March 18, 2019
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.