GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 16: David Fifita of the Titans is tackled during the round 18 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Brisbane Broncos at Cbus Super Stadium, on July 16, 2022, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Gold Coast Titans marquee star David Fifita has been sanctioned by the match review committee with a Grade 1 Shoulder Charge offence from the game against the Cronulla Sharks.
Luckily for the Titans and Fifita, he will not be suspended for any games, with the charge carrying a $3000 fine if he enters an early guilty plea.
However, if he decides to fight the charge (which is 100 per cent unlikely) he will face a two-match ban. The incident occurred in the 67th minute against Sharks front-rower
The match review committee laid down no other charges during the Titans versus Sharks game.
However, in the other game on Friday night, which saw the
Parramatta Eels take on the Brisbane Broncos, Eels forward Wiremu Grieg was charged.
But, he will only face a fine for Dangerous Contact on
Keenan Palasia. He will be fined $1000 if he takes an early guilty plea, but that will be increased to $1500 if he should fight the charge and lose.
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 07: Wiremu Greig of the Eels takes on the defence during the round 10 NRL match between Gold Coast Titans and Parramatta Eels at Suncorp Stadium on May 07, 2023 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)