Blake Austin  : Digital Image by Charles Knight copyright © NRLphotos. NRL Rugby League, North Queensland Cowboys v Canberra Raiders at 1300 Stadium, Townsville, August 1st, 2015.

Judiciary: Round 21

Five-eighth Blake Austin and winger Edrick Lee have both been charged by the NRL Match Review Committee following Saturday's game against the North Queensland Cowboys at 1300SMILES Stadium in Round 21.

Austin has been charged with a Grade 1 Dangerous Throw on Cowboys second-rower Gavin Cooper in the 46th minute. The base penalty for the charge is 125 points, however the club has elected to take an early guilty plea meaning that Austin will be free to play this Monday night against the Wests Tigers. Austin will have 93 carry over points from the charge.

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Lee has been charged with tripping Cowboys centre Justin O’Neil in the 42nd minute. The charge is a Grade 2 which carries a base penalty of 175 points.  The Raiders have elected to take an early guilty plea however the reduced penalty of 131 points means that Lee will unfortunately still miss the match against the Tigers, but will be free to play the the Manly Sea Eagles in Round 23.

This week's opponent, the Tigers, will retain the services of front-rower Keith Galloway for the match on Monday at GIO Stadium. Galloway was charged with a Grade 1 Contrary Conduct offence with a Match Official following an altercation with referee Chris Sutton in the 22nd minute of play, however he will be free to play against the Raiders regardless of an early guilty plea.

Player

Club

Charge

Suspension

Greg Eastwood

Bulldogs

Dangerous Contact - Other

0-1 weeks

Keith Galloway

Wests Tigers

Contrary Conduct with Match Official

0  weeks

Edrick Lee

Raiders

Tripping

1 week

Blake Austin

Raiders

Dangerous Throw

0-1 weeks

Leeson Ah Mau

Dragons

High Tackle - Careless

0-1 weeks