Sport Raiders forward Joe Tapine set to miss another two NRL games

00:21  09 july  2018
00:21  09 july  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

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Raiders forward Joe Tapine . ©Robb Cox/ NRL Photos. The fatigue brought on by the heavy defensive load forced onto the Raiders last weekend gave utility Ata Hingano a chance for more game time.

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Raiders second-rower Joe Tapine faces a two-game ban for a dangerous tackle on Michael Lichaa.© NRL Imagery Raiders second-rower Joe Tapine faces a two-game ban for a dangerous tackle on Michael Lichaa.

Canberra Raiders second-rower Joe Tapine faces another two-game ban, just three weeks after his last one.

Tapine was charged with grade one dangerous contact for his lifting tackle on Canterbury Bulldogs hooker Michael Lichaa in the Raiders' come-from-behind, 32-28 victory at Belmore on Saturday.

He'll miss the next two games unless he beats the charge at the judiciary, with either five carryover points or 45 depending on whether he accepts the early guilty plea or unsuccessfully challenges it.

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Canberra back-rower Joseph Tapine has accepted a two -match NRL suspension for his shoulder charge on St George Illawarra fullback Matt Dufty. Tapine on Tuesday took an early guilty plea to the grade one shoulder charge citation, ruling him out of the Raiders ' clashes with Manly and Penrith.

Canberra's Joseph Tapine will miss two NRL games after he accepted a ban for a shoulder charge on St George Illawarra's Matt Dufty.

Lichaa left the field for a head injury assessment, but returned and completed the game.

The news comes as the Raiders face a fight with the NRL over the length of fullback Jack Wighton's ban for five counts of assault and one count of public urination, with his court case set for sentencing in November.

Canberra want Wighton to miss just six weeks, while it's believed the NRL want longer.

Tapine could join Wighton in the stands for the Raiders' must-win game against the North Queensland Cowboys at Canberra Stadium on Saturday.

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Raiders duo Joseph Tapine and Josh Papalii have entered early guilty pleas over incidents in Sunday's loss to the Dragons, with Tapine copping a two -match suspension for a shoulder charge. NRL .com. Timestamp. Mon 21 May 2018, 11:13 AM.

The Raiders have another eight home-and-away games remaining after the Bulldogs, which would mean a total ban of less than 10 weeks. NRL ROUND 17. Saturday: Canterbury Bulldogs v Canberra Raiders at Belmore Sports Ground, 7.35pm. Joe Tapine , 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Siliva Havili.

The win over the Bulldogs was just Tapine's third game back from a two-game ban for a shoulder charge on St George Illawarra fullback Matt Dufty.

Tapine said he would look to better control his aggression, while vowing to keep it as part of his game.

"It's tough, I didn't go in there with intentions to hurt anyone it's just how it panned out ... I'm glad he [Lichaa] wasn't badly hurt," he said.

"You've got to kind of control it [aggression]. It's part of my game I've got to improve is controlling aggression and knowing when to use it and how to use it.

"It's a part of me, how I was brought up, so I'm not going to lose it anytime soon, I've just got to control it."

The Raiders will also likely be without big bopper Shannon Boyd (calf), while fullback Brad Abbey will need to pass concussion protocols this week.

Abbey was awake and walking about the Canberra sheds after the game.

He was carried off the field on a stretcher with four minutes remaining after he was slammed into the ground by Jeremy Marshall-King's tackle.

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Joseph Tapine then went over with two minutes to play then penalised for backchat following the error and the Bulldogs scored to take the lead through forward Rhyse Martin on the following set . Martin scored another moments later to complete a second -half hat trick, finishing the game with 24

Two years ago they won their last 10 home-and-away games on their way to the preliminary final. Williams hasn't given up on the Green Machine producing another big run home. Shannon Boyd, 11. Joe Tapine , 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Record-breaking ultrarunner set a blistering pace.

Boyd came off midway through the second half against the Bulldogs, having hurt his calf in his first spell on the field.

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart said it looked unlikely he would be fit to play the Cowboys.

"He's torn his calf. He did it in the first 15 or so minutes, but then thought it was OK," he said.

"It was probably only a small tear, but then he's torn it a little bit more now after he went back on. I'm not too sure, but I'd say he'd be missing."

Tapine said while the Raiders got the two points they had plenty to work on ahead of the Cowboys game, having made 10 errors against the Bulldogs.

He said it was nice to finally have a comeback win, having been on the receiving end of plenty over the last few seasons.

"We've been in that situation heaps but reversed. We know how the Bulldogs boys are feeling, but we're grateful as well that we got one," Tapine said.

"A couple of games this year we should've won, but we lost - like we won [Saturday night]. Pretty happy, but still a lot to work on."

NRL ROUND 18

Saturday: Canberra Raiders v North Queensland Cowboys at Canberra Stadium, 7.35pm. Live on Fox League.

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