ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 01: West Tigers Zane Musgrove is tackled during the NRL trial match between the Warriors and the Wests Tigers on March 01, 2020 in Rotorua, New Zealand. (Photo by Michael Bradley/Getty Images)

Wests have confirmed forward Zane Musgrove will sit out the first two weeks of the NRL home-and-away season following a ban handed down by the Match Review Committee.

The Tigers forward was sent to the sin bin in the 35th minute of the All Stars match on Saturday night following a shoulder charge on Indigenous All Stars second-rower Tyrell Fuimaono.

Musgrove was subsequently handed a two week ban for the Grade Two Shoulder Charge, and will miss the opening two games of the 2021 season.

It was thought that the 24-year-old would be able to serve half of the ban in the Tigers’ pre-season test match against Manly, however it was confirmed later that this would not be the case.

This is far from the first time that Musgrove has been put under the microscope for both on and off-field incidents during his five-year league career.

Musgrove has been charged multiple times for offences ranging from property damage to indecent assault, and earlier in the year was charged with fellow player Asu Kepaoa for abusing police officers.

With this suspension, Musgrove will be available for selection for the Tigers Round 3 clash against the Newcastle Knights on the 28th of March.

In other news, Bulldogs winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has dodged a suspension following his Grade One Careless High Tackle in the All Stars match.

Watene-Zelezniak was fined $1350 and is free to play Round 1 against Newcastle at McDonald Jones Stadium.