A mixed bag of results at the NRL judiciary

At the NRL judiciary South Sydney’s Issac Luke has copped a two-game ban for a shoulder charge.

But Newcastle forward Korbin Sims is free to play against Penrith after successfully contesting a dangerous contact charge on Wednesday night.

He was found not guilty of the grade-one charge, stemming from a run-in with Canterbury’s Greg Eastwood in last weekend’s game against the Bulldogs.


As well Canberra’s Jack Wighton accepted a one-game ban for a careless high tackle on the Panthers’ Jamie Soward, meaning he won’t play again.

On Thursday night the Broncos take on Melbourne to kick off the final round of the regular season.

Brisbane will be minus Ben Hunt after he failed to overcome a cork, Ashley Taylor will take his place.

The Brisbane Times reported that Hunt was manning the barbecue at Wednesday’s pre-game run.