Kiwis lock Joe Tapine could miss two internationals for New Zealand, after he was charged with a careless high tackle in the NRL Grand Final.
Tapine was cited for a shot on Sydney Roosters opposite number Victor Radley in the 19th minute of the Canberra Raiders' heartbreaking 14-8 loss on Sunday night.
An early guilty plea would see Tapine banned for one match, but if he fights the charges and loses, he'll miss two games due to carry-over points.
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New Zealand face Australia in Wollongong on October 25 and Great Britain the following week. Tapine has played nine tests for the Kiwis.
If he's not picked and pleads guilty or fails to beat the charge, Tapine would miss the start of the 2020 NRL season.
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