General Faumuina facing two-match ban

warriors4life_old

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From tvnz.co.nz

New Zealand Warriors five-eighth Sione Faumuina is one of a number of players who will front up the the NRL judiciary after just one round of the competition.

Faumuina was charged with a dangerous high tackle in the Warriors 22-16 loss to the Melbourne Storm on Sunday.

Faumuina will be sidelined for two weeks with an early guilty plea or three matches if he unsuccessfully contests the charge.

It hasn't taken long for rugged Sydney Roosters prop Adrian Morley to find his way back in front of the judiciary either.

Morley has been charged with a grade three careless high tackle for his hit on South Sydney halfback Ben Walker. Morley faces a two-week suspension if he enters an early guilty plea, but will be out for three NRL matches if he contests the charge and is found guilty.

In other judiciary news, Wests Tigers backrower Anthony Laffranchi will miss suspension if he enters an early guilty plea to a dangerous throw charge from the season opener against St George Illawarra on Friday.

Meanwhile, Bulldogs forward Nate Myles faces a week on the sidelines after being charged with a dangerous throw.
 

KeepingTheFaith_old

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lol we started the same thread at the same time. Hate it when that happens. We'll stick with this one though cause you could actually be bothered posting the whole article.

Anyway it's going to be very interesting to see what happens. If Ropati or Rovelli replace Sione and excel in the position then what happens when Sione gets back?

Could be similar to what happened with Marsh moving to hooker after Betham got injured in 2002. It'll make team selections interesting as I don't think he can get off.
 

warriors4life_old

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I hope that Rovelli or Ropati does well and then hopefully Sione can return to the back row where he belongs.
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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Why am I not surprised he got pulled up for that? I was hoping he'd get through at least one game without something like this..oh well. I think it'd make selection interesting indeed. Ropati didn't have the greatest of games, but it wasn't totally bad either. He's snap attack wise but defenseively hmm...leaves some questions. Rovelli on the other hand, with the amount of time he was on the park for...I thought it was pretty good I was rather impressed. haha.
 

scottyb_old

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i know this sounds bad, but i hope sione get suspended coz that will force cleary's hand and he will have to pick either Rovelli or Ropati in the 5/8th position, coz sione is a lock not a 5/8. Rovelli put a spark in the team when he came on and i'd love to have him on the field for the full 80 minutes
 

warriors4life_old

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I have a feeling that if Ropati or Rovelli have one very good match in the 5/8 jersey then Sione won't force his way back into the halves and will have to settle for a spot in the backrow.
 

andytones_old

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i dont see how siones tackle is the same as morleys???? and with the past record of morley he should be getting alot more weeks suspension aswell :x
 

warriors4life_old

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andytones said:
i dont see how siones tackle is the same as morleys???? and with the past record of morley he should be getting alot more weeks suspension aswell :x

Yeah, but the NRL hasn't exactly been kind to us this year at all.
 

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