Issac Luke and Luke Keary have both been charged by the Match Review Committee for three separate incidents that occurred in last night’s victory over the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville.
Luke has been charged with a grade one dangerous throw (44th minute), as well as a grade one shoulder charge (46th minute) that could see the hooker spend up to four weeks on the sidelines should he fight the charges unsuccessfully.
For the dangerous throw, an early plea would see the hooker accrue 140 points (with 50% loading for a prior similar offence included), while unsuccessfully fighting the charge would see 187 points accrued – a one-match suspension on both counts.
For the shoulder charge, an early plea from the Kiwi international will result in 180 points (with 20% loading for a prior non-similar offence) translating to a one-match suspension, while being found guilty would see him accrue 240 points – a two-match suspension. Luke would be free to play if he successfully fights both charges, however will miss three matches should he take the early guilty plea on both counts.
Meanwhile, Rabbitohs five-eighth Luke Keary was charged with a grade one shoulder charge (9th minute) – a charge that has a base penalty of 200 points. Should Keary take the early-plea, the five-eighth will miss one match and accrue 150 points, while being found guilty would result in a two-match suspension with 200 points. Luke would be free to play if he successfully fights the charge.
Stay tuned to Rabbitohs.com.au for updates.