28 Jul 2009

Asotasi charged after Rabbitohs' win

6:26 pm on 28 July 2009

South Sydney's captain Roy Asotasi has been charged with making dangerous contact in last night's's NRL match against the Sydney Roosters.

The former New Zealand captainl was charged after appearing to contact the Roosters hooker Jake Friend with his knees late in the Rabbitohs' 40-20 win .

Asotasi can escape any ban if he takes an early guilty plea but will face a one-match suspension if he challenges the charge and is found guilty.

South Sydney have until 2pm tomorrow to decide whether to contest the charge.

Melbourne's Adam Blair and Gold Coast back-rower Anthony Laffranchi have both entered early guilty pleas on their dangerous throw charges and will miss this weekend's matches.