Inglis and Burns on serious charges
Monday 23 July 2012 9:14 PM
South Sydney's Greg Inglis and Penrith's Travis Burns face long stints on the sideline after being charged with tackling offences following the latest round of NRL matches.
Inglis has been hit with a grade four dangerous contact (shoulder) charge for his shot on St George Illawarra's Dean Young on Saturday night.
If he fights the charge and loses he'll miss five games. If he takes an early guilty plea he'll be out for four games.
Burns is in much deeper trouble for two serious offences which could see him miss at least 12 games and as many as 17 matches.
He faces a grade two dangerous contact charge for unnecessary arm/shoulder pressure following his apparent chicken wing-styled tackle on Sydney Roosters forward Mose Masoe in the 30th minute of Sunday's clash at Centrebet Stadium. He'll miss three games for an early guilty plea and four if he fights the charge and loses.
Burns has also been slapped with a grade three international high tackle change for his 71st minute tackle on Roosters prop Martin Kennedy. Burns was sent off. He'll miss nine games if he pleads guilty and 12 if he contests the charge and is found guilty.
Josh Papalii (Canberra), Josh Miller (St George Illawarra), Ben Te'o (Brisbane), Josh Hoffman (Brisbane), Dan Hunt (St George Illawarra) and Trent Merrin (St George Illawarra) were all charged as well. Te'o and Hoffman would both miss one game with an early guilty plea but the other four would all be free to play.