NRL: Warriors to contest Matulino charge

Ben Matulino will get a three-game stand-down if he accepts the latest charge. Photo / Getty
Ben Matulino will get a three-game stand-down if he accepts the latest charge. Photo / Getty

The Warriors will contest Ben Matulino's charge at the NRL judiciary tomorrow night.

The Kiwis prop was cited for a shoulder charge on Broncos winger Corey Oates in their 25-10 loss in the weekend.

By contesting it, Matulino risks a four-week ban if the challenge is unsuccessful, but would have served a three-match ban with an early guilty plea.

Teammate Jacob Lillyman has taken an early guilty plea for his high tackle on Jordan Kahu and, due to his previously clean record, Lillyman won't miss any matches.

Meanwhile the Melbourne Storm will be without winger Marika Koroibete for Sunday's match against the Warriors after he took an early guilty plea for a dangerous throw tackle.

The Warriors will name their side later today for Sunday match.

- NZ Herald

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