SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08: Tariq Sims of the Dragons looks on ahead of the round one NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Brisbane Broncos at UOW Jubilee Oval on March 8, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Cronulla's Matt Prior and Canberra's Joseph Tapine were both handed financial sanctions following grade one charges from round six matches.

Prior has been fined $1350 for a high tackle on Dragons prop James Graham, midway through the second half of their clash on Friday night.

Tapine has been fined $1100 for tripping Paramatta's Kenny Edwards in the 40th minute of their clash on Saturday.

Finally, Dragons forward Tariq Sims has been cleared to play this weekend after entering a guilty plea for making dangerous contact to the head or neck of Sharks halfback Chad Townsend.

Sims will now have 90 carryover points, meaning his next offence will result in a ban.

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