SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30: Corey Waddell of the Sea Eagles is tackled during the round 12 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at Panthers Stadium on May 30, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Manly youngster Corey Waddell is facing a possible three-match ban for his strike on Penrith’s Liam Martin in the 30th minute of their clash on Thursday night.

The rookie will receive a two-match ban if he pleads guilty to the grade-one striking offence, but could miss three matches if he unsuccessfully challenges the ban at the judiciary.

In other news, Panther Tyrell Fuimaono was hit with a grade-one careless high tackle on Curtis Sironen, and is looking at a fine between $1150-$1500.



  1. There was nothing wrong with the throw to the ground tackle Martin did on Waddell. It wasn’t dangerous & he landed flat on the ground. It didn’t warrant a penalty being given against Martin either. Mitchell does similar tackles all the time & is never penalised for them.
    So Waddell getting up going for a bit of a headbutt hit , was over the top.

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