SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 29: Josh Papalii of the Raiders warms up before the round nine NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Canberra Raiders at ANZ Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Josh Papalii charged, facing three-week ban

Raiders back-rower Josh Papalii could miss up to three weeks after he was cited by the NRL match review committee for a grade two shoulder charge.

The Match Review Committee charged Papalii for a grade two shoulder charge following the match against the Dragons on Friday night.

The base penalty for the charge is 262 points. If Papalii accepts the early plea, he will miss two matches. If he contests the charge and loses he faces a three-week suspension.

The Raiders are yet to determine a decision on the charge and will most likely do so Monday.

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  1. Clown should have been sent off. Worst amateur refereeing all season. Those two should be punted from first grade permanently.

  2. Unlike the biased commends above, being a Raider I must say that was a silly thing for Pappa to have done. We have struggled for consistency all year and, he is one of our main players. Should not have allowed his frustration get the better of him.

    Great hit nonetheless big Pappa! Its a shame in the modern pansy world of Rugby League great hits do not get rewarded! If any of the greats were to watch that hit on Dugan they would have said the same “MAN UP DUGAN”.

    Now for a silly hit in the modern pansy world of rugby league he has to sit on the sidelines and, he can most likely kiss our season goodbye for sure! Silly Pappa Silly!

    • Nothing like different biased drivel to the other biased drivel. But hey man if you like I can show you how to man up with a shoulder and forearm to the face.

      Tough talk from a coward behind a keyboard.

      • Just as I expected, you my friend are the epitome of why Rugby League fans are associated with being degenerates. Why don’t you give yourself an uppercut for bringing the fans into disrepute!


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