Trio of NRL stars banned after sin bin carnage wreaks havoc

Roosters ahead Nat Butcher, Manly winger Raymond Tuaimalo Vaega and Storm prop Tui Kamikamic are every going through a stint on the sidelines after being cited by the NRL Match Review Committee on a Friday night time of carnage.

Butcher was despatched to the sin bin within the 14th minute of Sydney’s 22-12 loss to Cronulla after he delivered an unsightly hip-drop deal with to Sharks enforcer Briton Nikora on Friday night.

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The 25-year-old backrower bounced off the chest of Nikora earlier than he grabbed the Cronulla gun’s hips and dropped onto the again of his legs.

“That is a dangerous tackle there … just the way they wrap themselves under and then pull towards the tackle,” Tigers nice Steve Roach stated on Fox League commentary.

“I think we are going to hear a bit more about that one.”

Penrith Panthers legend Greg Alexander continued: “Whether he meant it or not … you can’t do that, whether it’s an accident or not.”

On Saturday morning, Butcher was hit with a grade two harmful contact cost and a one-match suspension on an early plea, whereas he’ll face a two-game ban if he unsuccessfully challenges the ban.

Butcher cops newest hip drop sin bin! | 00:38

Speaking to reporters within the post-match press convention, Roosters coach Trent Robinson referred to as the incident “disappointing” as a result of Nikora was in a position to play the remainder of the sport.

“It’s pretty common that guys end up in those positions,” Robinson stated.

“But it’s disappointing, there was nothing wrong with him. He plays 70 minutes after that, so there’s no injury whatsoever.

“But the cause of what happened in that moment, ‘Butch’ gets 10. He shouldn’t end up in those positions — we know that — but if he (the referee) did every one of those we’d be having 10 a side.

“I understand the injury ones, but there was no injury.”

Sydney Roosters Press Conference | 07:25

Meanwhile, Tuaimalo Vaega has been served a two-match suspension for his shoulder cost on Melbourne playmaker Cameron Munster within the fortieth minute of Manly’s 18-8 victory over the Storm on Friday. He’ll face a three-game ban if he fails in a problem on the Judiciary.

Referee Adam Gee despatched the 22-year-old to the sin bin for the shoulder cost moments earlier than halftime at Brookvale Oval.

Storm prop Tui Kamikamica additionally discovered himself within the sin bin early within the second half for a late hit on Sea Eagles halfback Daly Cherry-Evans.

The 28-year-old was additionally handed a two-week suspension and a grade two harmful contact cost – or three video games on the sidelines if he makes an attempt to overturn it on the Judiciary panel and fails.

Melbourne teammate Justin Olam was fined $1800 for a late hit of his personal, additionally on Cherry-Evans.

Speaking to reporters within the post-match press convention, Storm coach Craig Bellamy questioned what “planet” Tui Kamikamica and Justin Olam had been on.

Melbourne Storm Press Conference | 04:10

“Especially our second half was really poor, we didn’t play too smart at all… I don’t know what planet they’re on, you just can’t do that these days,” Bellamy stated.

“You can’t hit ball players and halves late with any force at all and that’s what it is and to do that, we played half of the second half with 12 men.

“That’s hard work and then when they had 12 men we couldn’t get out of our 20, like I said we didn’t play smart at all.”

Elsewhere, Storm ahead Trent Loeiro was fined $1000 for a excessive deal with on Sea Eagles fullback Tom Trbojevic.

Lastly, Roosters hooker Brandon Smith has been fined $3000 after he was sin-binned for a excessive shot on Cameron McInnes within the 76th minute of Friday’s defeat, along with his shoulder making contact with the Sharks ahead’s head in a deal with.

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