Canterbury forward Frank Pritchard is set to miss Friday’s NRL semi-final against Sydney Roosters after being charged by the match review committee.
Pritchard is facing a one-match ban unless he successfully contests his charge for kneeing St George Illawarra five-eighth Gareth Widdop in the back when contesting the ball in Saturday’s elimination final victory.
He would have escaped a ban except for carryover points he has.
Cronulla hooker Michael Ennis was more fortunate.
He can escape a one-match ban with an early guilty plea and be free to play in the other semi-final against North Queensland in Townsville on Saturday.
Ennis was charged with a grade one careless high tackle on South Sydney’s Chris McQueen during Sunday’s elimination final win.