Souths could be forced to soldier on without two of their stars after charges were laid following the heated match-up with Canterbury.
The Match-Review Committee has charged three players after the NRL’s round four Friday night fixtures.
South Sydney’s Cody Walker and Keaon Koloamatangi along with Brisbane’s Patrick Carrigan are in danger of being sidelined for separate incidents.
Walker was cited for striking Canterbury’s Nick Meaney during his side’s heated 38-0 thumping of the Bulldogs.
The Rabbitohs five-eighth will miss a week with an early guilty plea and could miss two weeks if he fights the charge and loses.
Walker was also reprimanded for contrary conduct after stepping on the foot of Bulldogs forward Corey Waddell. He will pay $1,150 with an early guilty plea and $1,500 if he fights the charge.
Teammate Koloamatangi could be rubbed out for 2-3 weeks for a crusher tackle on Will Hopoate. If he takes the early guilty plea he can return in a couple of weeks.
While Broncos prop Patrick Carrigan was booked for a crusher tackle on Christian Welch in Brisbane’s loss to the Storm.
The young forward will sit out one game if he pleads guilty to the charge.