Dragons winger Jordan Pereira could miss up to five matches after being charged with a grade three high tackle.
St George Illawarra winger Jordan Pereira could miss up to five matches after being charged with a grade three high tackle on Roosters fullback James Tedesco.
The 28-year-old collected his falling opponent with a swinging arm and was sent to the sin bin as the Dragons lost the annual Anzac Day clash 34-10.
“James Tedesco’s going to be off for at least 15 minutes, so you wonder how fair that’s going to be,” Brad Fittler said in regards to referee Ashley Klein’s decision to send Pereira for ten minutes rather than sending him off.
Tedesco failed his ensuing head injury assessment and didn’t return for the second half.
Pereira’s teammate Mikaele Ravalawa was also charged, being hit with a grade two shoulder charge on Josh Morris.
He’s also looking at a couple of weeks on the sideline. An early guilty plea would result in a two-week ban, and if he were to fight and lose it would be three.
Tyrell Fuimaono was charged with a high tackle as well, but will escape with only a fine.
There was one additional charge in the final game of the evening between the Warriors and the Storm, Josh Curran facing either one or two weeks on the sideline for a high tackle on George Jennings.
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