- May 2, 2013
Sharks prop Andrew Fifita and Brisbane forward Thomas Flegler have accepted one-week suspensions stemming from Round 18.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.
Fifita will also have 80 carry-over points when he returns from the ban incurred for his shoulder charge on Warriors forward Lachlan Burr on Friday.