Meanwhile, Penrith back-rower Viliame Kikau will head to the NRL judiciary on Tuesday night in an attempt to avoid suspension.Penrith's Viliame Kikau and Cronulla's Andrew Fifita are set to miss crucial round 19 games through suspension.
Panthers backrower Kikau was charged with a shoulder charge on Dragons halfback Darren Nicholls in Penrith's 40-18 win on Friday, while Sharks prop Fifita was hit with exactly the same charge in relation to an incident involving Lachlan Burr in his team's 19-18 loss to the Warriors.
Both players will miss one game with an early guilty plea, while a two-game ban looms if the charges are unsuccessfully challenged at the judiciary.
Panthers back-rower Viliame Kikau will not play before his hometown crowd when they face the red-hot Raiders at Penrith Stadium on Sunday after being found guilty of a grade one shoulder charge at Tuesday night's judiciary hearing.Meanwhile, Penrith back-rower Viliame Kikau will head to the NRL judiciary on Tuesday night in an attempt to avoid suspension.
Kikau was charged with a shoulder charge on Dragons halfback Darren Nicholls in Penrith's 40-18 win. The Panthers announced the challenge on Twitter on Monday.
If he fails in his bid to beat the charge he will incur a two-match suspension.
Wow!James Maloney is leaving the Penrith Panthers and the NRL at the end of the season.
Maloney has inked a three-year deal with Super League club Catalans Dragons, and will move to the south of France at the end of the year.
The 33-year-old still has another year to run on his deal with Penrith, however, the club gave him its blessing to explore an option overseas and have officially announced the switch.
Panthers five-eighth James Maloney will go to the NRL judiciary on Tuesday night in an attempt to avoid suspension over a tripping charge.Penrith five-eighth James Maloney has been charged with tripping and faces a week on the sidelines even with an early guilty plea
The Panthers veteran is facing suspension because of a 73rd minute incident involving Bulldogs bench player Jeremy Marshall-King.
Penrith will turn to either a discarded No.9 or a 20-year-old rookie to replace their most influential figure after James Maloney was rubbed out of Friday's critical clash with Cronulla for tripping.Panthers five-eighth James Maloney will go to the NRL judiciary on Tuesday night in an attempt to avoid suspension over a tripping charge.
The NSW Origin hero will miss one match if he is unsuccessful at the judiciary - the same penalty he would have incurred with an early guilty plea. The Panthers announced the news via Twitter on Monday.
The incident in question came when Maloney made contact with Canterbury's Jeremy Marshall-King in the 73rd-minute of the match at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday night.