Sea Eagles set to roll the dice at the judiciary ahead of weekend.
Manly Sea Eagles prop Richie Fa’aoso will face the NRL judiciary this week in a bid to get his likely four week suspension downgraded.
Fa’aoso is the first player this season to be charged under the news rules which seek to outlaw the shoulder charge from the game.
The Manly player was slapped with a grade-three dangerous contact after he hit the Gold Coast’s Ashley Harrison late and off the ball, resulting in the Titans’ backrower to be taken from the field.
Fa’aoso could have spent three weeks on the sidelines with an early guilty plea but Manly officials will be hoping to have his charge knocked down to a grade two, he will receive only a 250-point penalty.