SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 02: Josh McGuire of the Broncos looks dejected after a Bulldogs try during the round 21 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Brisbane Broncos at ANZ Stadium on August 2, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Brisbane forward Josh McGuire could find himself on the sidelines following an incident during the Broncos’ loss to the Bulldogs on Thursday night.

During the 24th minute of their clash, McGuire was seen pulling the hair of Canterbury’s Adam Elliott, with the Dogs lock taking exception to McGuire’s actions and shoving him in the chest following the incident.

McGuire will miss the Broncos’ clash with the Cowboys next week if he submits and early plea, although he if he decides to fight the charge, he could miss two matches.

The incident follows on from scenes including McGuire’s teammate Anthony Milford a fortnight ago, when Milford floored Penrith’s Corey Harawira-Naera by pulling his hair.

Milford received a $1150 fine for his actions, and escaped a suspension.


  1. Bennett’s defensive effort with his Broncos is pathetic. He needs the bullet as he has no answers to their poor tackling structures. No his players a reverting to school GIRL stuff with the new hair pulling tactic used by to cats in hawke eye Maguire and his boy wonder Millford🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  2. Pulling hair. What a cat!
    Oh wait it was probably because of his dud eye. He was just trying to pat him on the back.

  3. There was footage of McGuire doing a hair pull against Penrith, shown on 9. Same game as Milford. The NRL just ignored that & imposed no penalty. I guess he just thought it must be fine for him to do that, as he received no penalty the last time?
    Pretty pathetic thing to do. Really like tripping & deliberate kneeing , the hair pulling should just be an automatic 3-4 match ban. You won’t see them happen then.

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