Canberra big man Corey Horsburgh is facing a potential stint on the sideline after being cited for two shoulder charges.

Raiders firebrand Corey Horsburgh is facing a stint on the sideline after being cited for shoulder charges in two separate games on Saturday.

He was pinged in the dying seconds of the main game for a shot on Adam Keighran and had already been penalised for a shoulder charge in the curtain-raiser.

Teenager Joseph Suaalii enjoyed his first hit-out for the Roosters’ feeder side, the North Sydney Bears, in an opener which featured several Canberra first-graders.

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“He reminds me of myself when I was a little bit younger, probably a little bit more [aggressive] than I was,” Canberra hooker Josh Hodgson said after the game.

“He just wears his heart on his sleeve, and probably sometimes it just gets the better of him. He’s such a good lad.”

Horsburgh was already facing the prospect of starting the season on the sideline after a drink-driving incident in the off-season.

“As you can tell, sometimes his emotions get the better of him, and that’s something he’s got to manage as a footy player. You don’t want to be spending too much time on the sidelines.

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“Hopefully his reports aren’t too bad. I didn’t really catch them, but I heard he had two. We’ll have a look in the week.”

The Roosters had just enough to see off the Raiders at Seiffert Oval in Queanbeyan, running out 26-20 winners.

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