Ma’u cops two-game NRL ban for raised knee

Parramatta forward Manu Ma’u will miss two NRL games after submitting an early guilty plea for his raised knee to the face of North Queensland’s Ray Thompson.

Ma’u was handed a grade-two dangerous contact charge for the incident just before halftime in the Eels’ 36-30 loss to the Cowboys on Monday night.

It left the Cowboys hooker with a suspected fractured cheekbone.

Ma’u was looking at three matches on the sidelines if he fought the charge but the 26-year-old opted for the early plea, which will see him return for the round-17 clash with the Wests Tigers after missing games against Melbourne and St George Illawarra.

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