Cronulla hooker Michael Ennis will face the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night to fight his grade-one careless high-tackle charge.
Ennis was cited for his hit on Matt Scott in Saturday’s come-from-behind win over North Queensland.
With 38 carry-over points from a contrary conduct charge in round two, the Sharks rake would have been suspended for one week had he taken the early guilty plea.
But the club said on Tuesday it would challenge the ban.
If successful, he’ll be available to play for NSW in the State of Origin decider should Robbie Farah be ruled out.
Farah has been named in the Blues’ side despite fracturing his hand, but could still be a late withdrawal if he isn’t fit in time for next Wednesday’s match at Suncrop Stadium.