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Eels Ma'u fails in fighting 1-game NRL ban

  • Eels Ma'u fails in fighting 1-game NRL ban

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Tom Burgess of England acknowledges the crowd after the International Rugby League Test Series match between England and New Zealand at the Olympic Stadium on November 7, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

South Sydney forward Tom Burgess will miss Sunday's NRL clash with Canberra after copping a one-match shoulder charge ban.

Burgess entered an early plea to the grade one charge on Wednesday.

He risked a two-match suspension if he fought the charge and lost.

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Burgess drew the match review panel's attention for a shoulder charge on Daly Cherry-Evans late in South Sydney's 20-12 NRL loss to Manly on Monday night.

Meanwhile, Parramatta forward Manu Ma'u will fight a dangerous throw charge at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.

He faces a one-match ban for his tackle on Titans playmaker Ash Taylor in last round's 34-14 loss on the Gold Coast.

He will miss the beleaguered Eels' derby clash with Wests Tigers on Saturday unless he successfully contests the charge.

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