GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 12: Jarrod Wallace of the Titans looks on during the round five NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Penrith Panthers at Cbus Super Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

North Queensland forward Josh McGuire has escaped suspension for his apparent eye gouge on Melbourne’s Cameron Munster on Friday night.

McGuire was hit with a $3350 fine for contrary conduct, with vision showing McGuire bringing his hand up to Munster and raking it across his face.

Despite experts suggesting it wasn’t a good look for the game, McGuire will not spend any time on the sidelines following the incident.

The same cannot be said for Gold Coast Titan Jarrod Wallace, who is facing a fortnight out of the game for a shoulder charge.

Wallace can accept a two-match penalty if he takes the early plea, but could miss three game if he’s found guilty.

Titans rake Mitch Rein can accept an early plea which will see him available next weekend, after a dangerous throw on Panther Nathan Cleary.

Nene Macdonald, Kurt Baptiste and Christian Welch were all charged, but can all avoid suspension with early pleas.


  1. What a joke NRL
    Wallace gets 2 weeks for a nothing shoulder charge.
    The grub McGuire gets nothing for a dog act that can blind someone?
    And you wonder why the public are losing faith in the game and its administration.

  2. Absolutely pathetic.
    Wallace does a good solid hit and is now gone for 2 weeks.
    McGuire purposefully eye gouges someone and gets away with a fine.
    One of the worst decisions I have ever seen in the NRL.
    The judiciary is a bloody joke. They just hand out whatever punishment Greenburg tells them to do.
    They may as well just do away with the judiciary and leave it up to Greenburg to decide.

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