29 Jun 2010

St George Illawarra prop suspended for four weeks

6:52 pm on 29 June 2010

The St George Illawarra prop Michael Weyman will miss four National Rugby League matches after entering an early guilty plea to his dangerous tackle charge.

Weyman risked six weeks on the sideline if he contested the charge for a spear tackle on Wests Tigers and former Warriors, fullback Wade McKinnon during the Dragons win last round.

With the charge hanging over him, Weyman wasn't selected by New South Wales for next week's third State of Origin after playing in the first two games of the series.

The Newcastle prop Ben Cross will contest a charge of making contact with a referee during his team's win over the Gold Coast on Sunday, even though he would have escaped a ban with an early guilty plea.