The veteran was charged with a Grade Three Dangerous Contact offence and faces a three-match ban with an early guilty plea or four matches if he contests the charge, and it is deemed unsuccessful. Despite the suspension he will return before the beginning of the NRL finals series.
"Marty is not a dirty player. He's certainly got to get that out of his game.
"I think tonight - starting him - that Marty got a bit excited. We haven't started him all year."
Winger Jesse Arthars was also charged with a Grade Two Careless High Tackle on Blake Taaffe during the game. This will see him miss one week with an early guilty plea or two weeks if he unsuccessfully challenges it.
"That's ridiculous! There's no reason for him to do that!.
Martin Taupau was sent to the sin bin for dangerous play.
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