NSW forwards Beau Scott and James Tamou will both miss one NRL match after submitting early guilty pleas following charges during the Blues’ massive State of Origin decider loss to Queensland.
Scott was hit with a grade-one dangerous throw charge by the NRL match review committee for his tackle on Queensland skipper Cameron Smith in the Blues’ 52-6 capitulation on Wednesday, and will subsequently sit out Newcastle’s clash with Canberra this Friday.
Tamou will miss North Queensland’s visit to Brookvale to face Manly on Monday July 20, after being charged with a grade-two careless high tackle for a clumsy effort on Jacob Lillyman in the second half.
Meanwhile, Blues teammate Trent Merrin is facing a four-week stint on the sidelines after being charged with a grade-two dangerous throw for his first-half spear tackle on Corey Parker.
Even if the St George Illawarra backrower takes the early guilty plea he will be slapped with a four-game ban due to carry-over points.