Fiji Time: 2:32 AM on Monday 22 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Tuqiri cops NRL ban

Aap
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SYDNEY - South Sydney's Lote Tuqiri will miss Monday night's clash with Canberra after accepting a one-match NRL ban for a crusher tackle on Parramatta star Jarryd Hayne.

The Rabbitohs winger took the early guilty plea to a grade-two dangerous contact charge arising from the 22nd-minute incident in his side's win over the Eels on Friday.

He risked a two-week suspension if he unsuccessfully fought the charge.

The Eels' Joseph Paulo will be free to play this weekend, as will Penrith's Sika Manu, the Warriors' Manu Vatuvei and Wests Tigers' Austin Blake, after all pleaded guilty to grade-one careless high tackle charges.

Trent Hodkinson and Josh Jackson, as well as Corey Thompson have also escaped bans.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Millionth man
  2. Lapse of defence costly
  3. Mourinho urges Hazard
  4. Wardens win Mokani 7s meet
  5. Rodgers makes sharp exit
  6. $10m for State coffers
  7. In the top 3
  8. Police raid marijuana farms
  9. Swimming party turns sour, student in hospital
  10. Joy of sharing and caring this festive season

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. My boy, my hero Monday (15 Dec)
  3. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  4. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  5. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  6. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  7. Five-try Fiji forge Plate final berth Monday (15 Dec)
  8. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  9. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  10. A-G: Claim ludicrous Friday (19 Dec)