Manly forward will risk a longer suspension if he is found guilty.
NSW AND Manly back-rower Anthony Watmough will face the NRL judiciary panel on Thursday evening in a bid to get his grade two dangerous throw charge downgraded.
Watmough was slugged with the charge after lifting Queensland prop Nate Myles into a dangerous position just after half-time in Wednesday’s State of Origin clash at ANZ Stadium.
The 31-year-old was facing three games on the sidelines, including Origin three on July 9, with an early guilty plea. Although he has pleaded guilty to the offence, Watmough wants the charge reduced to a grade one offence which would see him miss just two games.
But he will miss four matches if he fails to convince the three-man panel at the hearing which will take place at Rugby League Central.
It is the second time a Blues player has faced the judiciary 24 hours after an Origin clash with Josh Reynolds fighting and winning his appeal against a similar charge grading in game one.