NZ Warriors forward Sam Lisone will miss their next two games, after he was found guilty of a dangerous tackle during last week's loss to Wests Tigers.
The NRL judiciary has handed down a two-week suspension for Lisone's 'crusher' tackle on the neck of Thomas Mickaele on Sunday.
The interchange player contested the charge, but lost his case. Due to carry-over points and prior offences, Lisone would still have incurred a ban, even if he had pleaded guilty.
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His suspension means he will miss this week's clash with Manly Sea Eagles in Christchurch and next week's outing against Gold Coast Titans.
Yesterday, Lisone was named on an extended bench for the Sea Eagles encounter - he will now slide out of the playing line-up.
South Sydney forward Liam Knight will also miss his club's next two matches, after he was also found guilty of a grade-two dangerous contact charge for a chicken wing tackle on St George Illawarra forward James Graham last Thursday.
Knight will miss the Rabbitohs' games against Gold Coast and Manly, after taking his case to the judiciary and losing. A successful downgrade would have helped him escape suspension and if he originally pleaded guilty to the charge Knight, he would've missed just one game.
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