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James faces 1-week NRL ban for Tedesco hit

  • James faces 1-week NRL ban for Tedesco hit

    GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 01: Referee Gerrard Sutton talks to Titans captain Ryan James during the round 21 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Cronulla Sharks at Cbus Super Stadium on August 1, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Jason O'Brien/Getty Images)

Gold Coast forward Ryan James faces a one-week ban for a high tackle that left Wests Tigers star James Tedesco with a broken jaw.

The NRL match review committee on Sunday hit James with a grade two careless high-tackle charge, meaning he will have to clear his name at the judiciary if he is to play in the Titans' crucial game against Newcastle next week.

Titans front-rower David Shillington has been stung for dangerous contact on Tigers five-eighth Mitchell Moses but will escape suspension with an early guilty plea.

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