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Canberra centre Joey Leilua has been charged by the NRL match review committee and is facing a two-week ban.

Leilua has been charged with a grade-one dropping knees charge which comes with a base charge of 200 points.

The charge could be reduced to 180 points with an early guilty plea, however Leilua has 50 carryover points from a previous charge.

If he takes the plea he misses two weeks and has 30 carryover points. If he fights the charge and loses he will miss two weeks and have 90 carryover points.

Have until 12pm Tuesday to decide if they will take early pleas or take their case to the judiciary.
 
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Canberra centre Joey Leilua has been charged by the NRL match review committee and is facing a two-week ban.

Leilua has been charged with a grade-one dropping knees charge which comes with a base charge of 200 points.

The charge could be reduced to 180 points with an early guilty plea, however Leilua has 50 carryover points from a previous charge.

If he takes the plea he misses two weeks and has 30 carryover points. If he fights the charge and loses he will miss two weeks and have 90 carryover points.

Have until 12pm Tuesday to decide if they will take early pleas or take their case to the judiciary.
The Raiders have made a decision on Joey Leilua's charge by the match review committee.

Leilua will miss two weeks after taking the Early Guilty plea. He will now have 30 carryover points and will be available for selection in week one of the finals.

Leilua was charged with a grade one dropping knees charge which comes with a base charge of 200 points.

The charge was reduced to 180 points with an early guilty plea, however Leilua had 50 carryover points from a previous charge.
 

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Canberra’s Hudson Young has been handed an eight-match ban for his eye-gouge on Warrior Adam Pompey.

It’s the second time Young has been banned for an eye-gouge this season, after an incident earlier this year on Aiden Tolman saw him miss five games.

The suspension is one of the longest in the NRL in recent years.
 
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Elliott Whitehead and Ryan Sutton said they had no hesitation about outing pen to paper again to stay at Canberra for a further two seasons, extending their deals until the end of 2022.

Whitehead's new deal will extend his tenure at the club to seven years with the English international now one of the senior leaders of the Raiders.
 
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Meanwhile Raiders forward Joseph Tapine can escape a suspension if he pleads guilty to a grade one dangerous contact charge.

Tapine was charged over an incident involving Melbourne's Brandon Smith in the 40th minute of Saturday night's win over the Storm.

The charge, including 20% loading for a prior non-similar offence, carries a 90-point penalty if Tapine enters an early guilty plea, meaning he would be free to play in Canberra's next finals match in two weeks.
 

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Meanwhile Raiders forward Joseph Tapine can escape a suspension if he pleads guilty to a grade one dangerous contact charge.

Tapine was charged over an incident involving Melbourne's Brandon Smith in the 40th minute of Saturday night's win over the Storm.

The charge, including 20% loading for a prior non-similar offence, carries a 90-point penalty if Tapine enters an early guilty plea, meaning he would be free to play in Canberra's next finals match in two weeks.
Raiders forward Joseph Tapine is free to play in Canberra's preliminary final match after entering an early guilty plea to a dangerous contact charge.

The early plea resulted in 90 demerit points going against Tapine's name - 10 fewer than were required to incur a one-week suspension.

He will have 90 carry-over points against his name if he is charged in the future.
 

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Raiders forward Joseph Tapine is free to play in Canberra's preliminary final match after entering an early guilty plea to a dangerous contact charge.

The early plea resulted in 90 demerit points going against Tapine's name - 10 fewer than were required to incur a one-week suspension.

He will have 90 carry-over points against his name if he is charged in the future.
A bit of a worry if he's in trouble in Week 3.
 

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The club also took the opportunity to farewell Brad Abbey, Ata Hingano and Royce Hunt will not return to the nation’s capital in 2020.
 

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I guess Hingano is one of those like Jai Field who was going to be the next big thing a couple of years ago, but it hasn't really happened.
 

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Elsewhere Raiders rookie Bailey Simonsson has turned an initial train-and-trial deal into a bumper three-year extension which will keep him at Canberra until the end of 2023.

Simonsson has well and truly exceeded expectations since arriving late last year with little more than a chance to prove himself after spending two seasons in New Zealand's rugby sevens system.

His 19 games this year saw Simonsson catch the eye of rival outfits, prompting Canberra to move quickly and re-sign the 21-year-old before he could field official offers from November 1.
 
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Canberra Raiders prop Josh Papalii is in the clear but his front-row partner Sia Soliola is facing a fine after being charged by the NRL Match Review Committee.

The Raiders endured a nerve-wracking night's sleep after Dally M Prop of the Year Favourite Papalii was placed on report for a tackle on Souths fullback Adam Doueihi.

But after analysing footage of the tackle the Match Review Committee decided not to charge Papalii, leaving him free to line up in next Sunday's grand final against either the Roosters or Storm.

Soliola was charged with a grade one careless high tackle on Rabbitohs forward Sam Burgess in the 70th minute of the match and hit with a fine of $1,500.

However, Soliola can reduce the fine to $1,150 with an early guilty plea and is free to play in the grand final.
 

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Canberra Raiders prop Josh Papalii is in the clear but his front-row partner Sia Soliola is facing a fine after being charged by the NRL Match Review Committee.

The Raiders endured a nerve-wracking night's sleep after Dally M Prop of the Year Favourite Papalii was placed on report for a tackle on Souths fullback Adam Doueihi.

But after analysing footage of the tackle the Match Review Committee decided not to charge Papalii, leaving him free to line up in next Sunday's grand final against either the Roosters or Storm.

Soliola was charged with a grade one careless high tackle on Rabbitohs forward Sam Burgess in the 70th minute of the match and hit with a fine of $1,500.

However, Soliola can reduce the fine to $1,150 with an early guilty plea and is free to play in the grand final.
Lol, Papalii got Doueihi under the chin with a hard shoulder, which forced Doueihi off the field. How is that not at least a 1 week suspension???
 

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Roosters five-eighth Luke Keary and Raiders prop Sia Soliola have accepted fines, guaranteeing they are free to play in Sunday's grand final.

Both have accepted $1150 fines for grade one careless high tackles - Keary's on Storm back-rower Felise Kaufusi and Soliola on Rabbitohs forward Sam Burgess.

A grade two charge would have put their availability for the NRL Telstra Premiership decider in doubt.
 

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Canberra are bracing themselves for the potential that superstar import John Bateman could seek a release from his deal, with the Englishman admitting he will sit down with the club in the off-season to discuss his salary.
 

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Canberra forward Joseph Tapine will miss New Zealand's first end-of-year Test after he pleaded guilty to a high tackle charge from Sunday's grand final loss to the Roosters.

Tapine was handed a grade-one careless high tackle charge for a hit on Roosters lock Victor Radley in the 13th minute of the Telstra Premiership decider.

He has received a one-game ban with an early guilty plea, meaning he will be unavailable for New Zealand's clash with Australia in Wollongong on October 25. He will be free to play for the Kiwis against Great Britain a week later.